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Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol. 2013 Aug;116(2):e103-9. doi: 10.1016/j.oooo.2011.12.016. Epub 2012 Jul 26.

Sutures coated with antiseptic pomade to prevent bacterial colonization: a randomized clinical trial.

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Clinical Center of Research in Stomatology, Juiz de Fora, Brazil.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The aim of this study was to assess if an antiseptic pomade could reduce the bacterial colonization on multifilament sutures.

STUDY DESIGN:

A randomized clinical trial was conducted with 40 volunteer patients of both sexes aged 18-70, randomly separated into experimental (n = 20) and control (n = 20) groups. The experimental group received pomade-coated sutures (iodoform + calendula) and the control group uncoated sutures. Two millimeters of the suture was harvested from each patient from the 1st to the 15th postoperative day. The bacteria that had adhered to them were cultured. The number of colony-forming units per milliliter (CFU/mL) was determined and the groups were compared using the Mann-Whitney statistical test (P < .05).

RESULTS:

The experimental group showed a significant reduction in bacterial growth compared with the control group (P = .002).

CONCLUSIONS:

In this experimental model, the antiseptic pomade was effective in reducing bacterial colonization on silk braided sutures.

PMID:
22841431
DOI:
10.1016/j.oooo.2011.12.016
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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