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Is NS-EDTA Effective in Clearing Bacteria From Infected Wounds in a Rat Model?

Authors
  • Zhu, Hongyi1
  • Bao, Bingbo
  • Zheng, Xianyou
  • 1 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Shanghai Jiaotong University Affiliated Sixth People's Hospital, Shanghai, China. , (China)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Feb 23, 2018
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s11999.0000000000000232
PMID: 29481349
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

The use of normal-saline EDTA as an irrigation solution may reduce the infection rate of wounds. Future studies in large animals and humans might prove our observation in rat models that normal saline-EDTA has an advantage over normal saline as an irrigation solution.

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