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Studies in the management of the contaminated wound:V. An assessment of the effectiveness of pHisoHex and Betadine surgical scrub solutions

Authors
Publisher
Elsevier Inc.
Publication Date
Volume
121
Issue
5
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0002-9610(71)90142-5
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

Abstract The purpose of this study was to assess the therapeutic potential of Betadine and pHisoHex surgical scrub solutions in contaminated wounds. The results of this study demonstrate that these surgical scrub solutions were harmful to the wound and had no therapeutic value. The deleterious effects of these scrub solutions appeared to be the result of their detergent content. The antiseptic agents contained in these scrub solutions exerted a favorable influence on the contaminated wound but their beneficial effects did not eliminate the harmful influences of the detergent.

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