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A comparison of four film-type dressings by their anti-microbial effect on the flora of the skin.

Authors
  • Wille, J C1
  • Blussé van Oud Alblas, A
  • 1 Department of Infection Control, Bleuland Hospital, Gouda, The Netherlands. , (Netherlands)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Hospital Infection
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Aug 01, 1989
Volume
14
Issue
2
Pages
153–158
Identifiers
PMID: 2572632
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Two polyurethane dressings ('Tegaderm' and 'OpSite') were compared with their respective povidone iodine and chlorhexidine acetate-impregnated dressings ('Tegaderm Plus' and 'OpSite CH') for their effectiveness in reducing recolonization of skin after application of the dressings. After 7 days the average number of cfu on undamaged skin, covered with the four dressings, was significantly lower than the number of cfu on skin which had not been covered. The number of cfu on the skin covered with OpSite CH was significantly lower than with all other dressings tested. OpSite CH possesses most anti-microbial activity in relation to the flora of the skin.

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