Burns surgery antiseptic preparation: A UK national survey.

Published on Jun 11, 2019in Burns2.066
· DOI :10.1016/J.BURNS.2019.05.011
Mehul Thakkar1
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(Southmead Hospital),
Christopher Wearn1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Southmead Hospital)
+ 3 AuthorsCatalina Estela1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Southmead Hospital)
#1Gill Norman (MAHSC: Manchester Academic Health Science Centre)H-Index: 26
#2Janice Christie (MAHSC: Manchester Academic Health Science Centre)H-Index: 8
Last. Jo C Dumville (MAHSC: Manchester Academic Health Science Centre)H-Index: 55
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Background Burn wounds cause high levels of morbidity and mortality worldwide. People with burns are particularly vulnerable to infections; over 75% of all burn deaths (after initial resuscitation) result from infection. Antiseptics are topical agents that act to prevent growth of micro-organisms. A wide range are used with the intention of preventing infection and promoting healing of burn wounds. Objectives To assess the effects and safety of antiseptics for the treatment of burns in any care ...
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#1Benjamin M. Davies (University of Salford)H-Index: 11
#2Hiren C. Patel (University of Salford)H-Index: 16
Importance Effective preoperative antisepsis is recognized to prevent surgical site infection (SSI), although the definitive method is unclear. Many have compared chlorhexidine (CHG) with povidone-iodine (PVI), but there is emerging evidence for combination usage. Objective To conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate if combination skin preparation (1) reduces colonization at the operative site and (2) prevents SSI compared with single-agent use. Data Sources A literature search...
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#1Ryckie G. WadeH-Index: 12
#2Nicholas E Burr (University of Leeds)H-Index: 14
Last. Orestis Efthimiou (University of Bern)H-Index: 19
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Objective: There is uncertainty around preoperative skin antisepsis in clean surgery. Network meta-analysis provides more precise estimates than standard pairwise meta-analysis and can rank interventions by efficacy, to better inform clinical decisions. Background: Infection is the most common and costly complication of surgery. The relative efficacy of CHG and PVI based skin antiseptics in clean surgery remains unclear. Methods: We searched for randomized or nonrandomized studies comparing the ...
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