In vivo study of an antimicrobial surgical drape system.


We performed a double-blind clinical study to determine the efficacy of nonwoven laparotomy drapes in which 3-(trimethoxysilyl)propyldimethyloctadecyl ammonium chloride, an antimicrobial agent, was chemically bonded to the absorbent reinforcement surrounding the fenestration. The reinforcement portion of the surgical drape that contained the fenestration… (More)


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@article{Conn1986InVS, title={In vivo study of an antimicrobial surgical drape system.}, author={Jan Evelyn Conn and J{\"o}rn Bornh{\"o}ft and Colleen M Almgren and Dirk Mucha and Jeffrey Olderman and Keyur Patel and Chauncey Herring}, journal={Journal of clinical microbiology}, year={1986}, volume={24 5}, pages={803-8} }