Comparison of Efficacy and Cost of Iodine Impregnated Drape vs. Standard Drape in Cardiac Surgery: Study in 5100 Patients.

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We sought to examine the efficacy in preventing surgical site infection (SSI) in cardiac surgery, using two different incise drapes (not iodine-impregnated and iodine-impregnated). A cost analysis was also considered. Between January 2008 and March 2015, 5100 consecutive cardiac surgery patients, who underwent surgery in our Institute, were prospectively… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s12265-015-9653-1

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@article{Bejko2015ComparisonOE, title={Comparison of Efficacy and Cost of Iodine Impregnated Drape vs. Standard Drape in Cardiac Surgery: Study in 5100 Patients.}, author={Jonida Bejko and Vincenzo Tarzia and Massimiliano Carrozzini and Michele Gallo and Giacomo Bortolussi and Marina Comisso and Luca Testolin and Cosimo Guglielmi and Marco De Franceschi and Roberto Dal Bianco and Gino Gerosa and Tomaso Bottio}, journal={Journal of cardiovascular translational research}, year={2015}, volume={8 7}, pages={431-7} }