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Cesarien antisepsis

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Methodius G Tuuli, Jingxia Liu, Molly J Stout, Shannon Martin, Alison G Cahill, Anthony O Odibo, Graham A Colditz, George A Macones
BACKGROUND: Preoperative skin antisepsis has the potential to decrease the risk of surgical-site infection. However, evidence is limited to guide the choice of antiseptic agent at cesarean delivery, which is the most common major surgical procedure among women in the United States. METHODS: In this single-center, randomized, controlled trial, we evaluated whether the use of chlorhexidine-alcohol for preoperative skin antisepsis was superior to the use of iodine-alcohol for the prevention of surgical-site infection after cesarean delivery...
February 18, 2016: New England Journal of Medicine
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