Dermacyn irrigation in reducing infection of a median sternotomy wound.

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BACKGROUND Sternal wound infection is an infrequent yet potentially devastating complication following sternotomy. Among the standard practices used as preventive measures are the use of prophylactic antibiotics and povidone-iodine as an irrigation agent. A new antiseptic agent, Dermacyn super-oxidized water (Oculus Innovative Sciences), has recently been… (More)
DOI: 10.1532/HSF98.20091162

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