Ethyl chloride improves antiseptic effect of betadine skin preparation for office procedures.

  title={Ethyl chloride improves antiseptic effect of betadine skin preparation for office procedures.},
  author={Frederick M. Azar and Jason E Lake and Sean P Grace and Brian Perkinson},
  journal={Journal of surgical orthopaedic advances},
  volume={21 2},
To determine if ethyl chloride is an effective disinfectant alone or combined with povidone iodine in a clinical setting, 35 volunteers had different portions of their knees swabbed with sterile cotton-tip applicators after an area of skin was prepared with either ethyl chloride alone, povidone iodine alone, or povidone iodine followed by ethyl chloride. An area with no preparation at all served as the control. Specimens were then cultured on agar plates and bacterial growth assessed. When the… Expand
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  • A. Trescot
  • Medicine
  • Springer International Publishing
  • 2016