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ACE Report #8045
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Timing of povidone-iodine application for infection prophylaxis in spine surgery

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Optimal Timing of Preoperative Skin Preparation with Povidone-Iodine for Spine Surgery: A Prospective, Randomized Controlled Study

Asian Spine J. 2015 Jun;9(3):423-6

Contributing Authors: T Yasuda T Hasegawa Y Yamato S Kobayashi D Togawa H Arima Y Matsuyama

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89 patients undergoing spine surgery were randomized to two different protocols of povidone-iodine application: one group received application just prior to incision, while the other group received application prior to the operating surgeon's hands being scrubbed. The purpose of this study was to evaluate and compare the two protocols in terms of incidence of positive cultures isolated from the su...

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