ACAISA (ALCOHOLIC CHLORHEXIDINE OR ALCOHOLIC IODINE SKIN ANTISEPSIS) STUDY
Grant number: 1057736 | Funding period: 2014 - 2016
The demand for prosthetic joint replacement surgery will double over the next decade. Complications involving the surgical wound are a devastating complication of this surgery. This randomised controlled trial aims to investigate whether skin cleansing prior to surgical incision with alcoholic iodine reduces the number of patients with superficial wound complications when compared to alcoholic chlorhexidine. The study will be performed in patients undergoing orthopaedic joint replacement surgery: a high volume, high cost surgery.
Related publications (3)
Chlorhexidine-alcohol versus iodineealcohol for surgical site skin preparation in an elective arthroplasty (ACAISA) study: a cluster randomized controlled trial
TN Peel, MM Dowsey, KL Buising, AC Cheng, PFM Choong
OBJECTIVES: Surgical site skin preparation is an effective method to prevent wound complications. The optimal agent has not been e..
Alcoholic Chlorhexidine or Alcoholic Iodine Skin Antisepsis (ACAISA): protocol for cluster randomised controlled trial of surgical skin preparation for the prevention of superficial wound complications in prosthetic hip and knee replacement surgery
TN Peel, AC Cheng, KL Buising, MM Dowsey, PFM Choong