In a prospective, randomized study, 737 patients who were evluated had the operative site prepared preoperatively by either a 0.5% chlorhexidine gluconate spray or povidone-iodine scrub. The wound infection rate in these two comparable groups was not statistically different, although slightly favoring the spray technique (6.0 versus 8.1%). The spray technique challenges the conventional preoperative scrub and offers further advantages of increased effectiveness while also offering savings of time and expense.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Surgery Gynecology and Obstetrics|
|State||Published - Jun 1 1984|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Obstetrics and Gynecology