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J Perioper Pract. 2013 Apr;23(4):87-90.

An evidence based protocol for preoperative preparation.

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Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, Pond Street, London, NW3 2QG. pedro.silva@nhs.net

Abstract

Surgical site infections (SSIs) represent a major source of morbidity and mortality among surgical patients (Swenson et al 2009). The most common source of SSls is the patient's own skin flora (Zinn et al 2010). A literature review was performed on the impact of the different intraoperative skin preparation solutions in reducing the risk of SSIs, concluding that 2% chlorhexidine in spirit is the most effective.

PMID:
23691885
DOI:
10.1177/175045891302300405
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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