Journal article

Effect of Surgical Skin Antisepsis on Surgical Site Infections in Patients Undergoing Gynecological Laparoscopic Surgery A Double-Blind Randomized Clinical Trial

Uri P Dior, Shamitha Kathurusinghe, Claudia Cheng, Charlotte Reddington, Andrew J Daley, Catarina Ang, Martin Healey

JAMA Surgery | AMER MEDICAL ASSOC | Published : 2020


Importance: Gynecological laparoscopies are one of the most common surgical procedures worldwide. Limited evidence exists on rates of surgical site infections in patients undergoing gynecological laparoscopies and strategies to prevent these infections. Objective: To compare rates of port-site infections, organ or space infections, and any type of surgical site infections among patients who underwent gynecological laparoscopies and received 1 of 3 types of skin preparation solutions. Design, Setting, and Participants: A double-blind randomized clinical trial was conducted between February 28, 2017, and November 26, 2018, at a tertiary university-affiliated referral center. A total of 661 pat..

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