The Comparative Efficacy of Chlorhexidine Gluconate and Povidone-iodine Antiseptics for the Prevention of Infection in Clean Surgery

  title={The Comparative Efficacy of Chlorhexidine Gluconate and Povidone-iodine Antiseptics for the Prevention of Infection in Clean Surgery},
  author={Ryckie George Wade and Nicholas Ewin Burr and Gordon McCauley and Gr{\'a}inne Bourke and Orestis Efthimiou},
  journal={Annals of Surgery},
  pages={e481 - e488}
Supplemental Digital Content is available in the text Objective: There is uncertainty around preoperative skin antisepsis in clean surgery. Network meta-analysis provides more precise estimates than standard pairwise meta-analysis and can rank interventions by efficacy, to better inform clinical decisions. Background: Infection is the most common and costly complication of surgery. The relative efficacy of CHG and PVI based skin antiseptics in clean surgery remains unclear. Methods: We searched… 

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