Lack of evidence for attributing chlorhexidine as the main active ingredient in skin antiseptics preventing surgical site infections.

@article{Maiwald2011LackOE,
  title={Lack of evidence for attributing chlorhexidine as the main active ingredient in skin antiseptics preventing surgical site infections.},
  author={M. Maiwald and A. F. Widmer and M. Rotter},
  journal={Infection control and hospital epidemiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={32 4},
  pages={
          404-5
        }
}
  • M. Maiwald, A. F. Widmer, M. Rotter
  • Published 2011
  • Medicine
  • Infection control and hospital epidemiology
  • To the Editor—We read with great interest the articles by Noorani et al in the British Journal of Surgery and by Lee et al in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. The authors have published almost simultaneously two systematic reviews of what is described as comparisons of chlorhexidine versus povidone-iodine for preoperative skin antisepsis. On the basis of their analyses, the authors conclude that chlorhexidine is the more effective antiseptic in preventing surgical site infections… CONTINUE READING

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