Comparison of two different skin preparation strategies for open cardiac surgery

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Hanedan M. O., Unal E. U., Aksoyek A., Basar V., Tak S., Tutun U., ...More

JOURNAL OF INFECTION IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES, vol.8, no.7, pp.885-890, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Introduction: Surgical site infection (SSI) is a serious complication after cardiac surgery; skin preparation is an important step in the prevention of wound contamination with skin flora. In this study, two different skin preparation strategies (standard povidine iodine cleaning plus plain adhesive drape and microbial sealant (InteguSeal, Kimberly-Clark Health Care, Roswell, GA, USA) were compared in cardiac surgery patients.