Significant reduction in incidence of wound contamination by skin flora through use of microbial sealant.

  title={Significant reduction in incidence of wound contamination by skin flora through use of microbial sealant.},
  author={Shirin Towfigh and William G. Cheadle and Stephen F. Lowry and Mark A. Malangoni and Samuel Eric Wilson},
  journal={Archives of surgery},
  volume={143 9},
  pages={885-91; discussion 891}
HYPOTHESIS Application of skin sealant prior to incision reduces microbial contamination of the wound. DESIGN Prospective, randomized, multicenter clinical trial. SETTING Six teaching hospitals. PATIENTS A total of 177 adult patients undergoing elective open inguinal hernia repair were randomized to either standard skin preparation with 10% povidone-iodine or skin preparation followed by cyanoacrylate-based liquid microbial sealant. INTERVENTIONS Wound contamination was assessed during… CONTINUE READING
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