5% Topical Benzoyl Peroxide vs Soap for Bacterial Growth During Pre-Op in Open Shoulder Surgery
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OrthoEvidence. 5% Topical Benzoyl Peroxide vs Soap for Bacterial Growth During Pre-Op in Open Shoulder Surgery. ACE Report. 2021;65(1):2. Available from: https://myorthoevidence.com/AceReport/Report/13786
Benzoyl peroxide treatment decreases Cutibacterium acnes in shoulder surgery, from skin incision until wound closureJ Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2021 Jun;30(6): 1316-1323.
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One hundred and six patients scheduled for a primary, elective open shoulder surgery were randomized to prepare the shoulder before surgery by using 5% benzoyl peroxide topical solution (n=50) or soap to shower according to local guidelines (n=56). Outcomes of interest included the following: bacterial colonization in the skin and dermis, and the incidence of deep surgical site infection (SSI). Al...
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