OTS povidone-iodine vs. PI-based skin and nasal antiseptic vs. placebo in orthopaedic surgery
Povidone-Iodine-Based Solutions for Decolonization of Nasal Staphylococcus aureus: A Randomized, Prospective, Placebo-Controlled StudyJ Arthroplasty. 2017 Sep;32(9):2815-2819
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429 patients scheduled for major orthopaedic surgery were randomized to nasal decolonization with either an off-the-shelf povidone-iodine solution, a specialized Skin and Nasal Antiseptic povidone-iodine solution (3M), or placebo saline swabs. Patients were assessed for Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) colonization of the nares. Nasal S. aureus colonization rate was assessed at 4 hours and 24 hou...
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