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International Journal of Surgery Science
Vol. 6, Issue 1, Part A (2022)

Clinical evaluation of preoperative skin preparation with aqueous povidone-iodine alone and in combination with alcoholic chlorhexidine in patients undergoing elective surgery

Author(s): Dr. Ratta Reddy Bommareddy and Dr. Akula Venkata Sai Jaya Krishna
Abstract:
Introduction: Adequate pre-operative skin preparation helps in reducing the SSIs and this study is undertaken to compare the efficacy of povidone-iodine alone and in combination with chlorhexidine.
Aims and Objectives: To evaluate the efficacy of povidone-iodine alone and in combination with an antiseptic agent containing alcoholic chlorhexidine on preoperative skin preparation.
Methodology: This is an observational study in which 100 patients admitted for elective clean surgery in Dr. PSIMS & RF during the period of 2 years from November 2019 – October 2021 studied in two groups where preoperative skin preparation is done using povidone-iodine alone and in combination with alcoholic chlorhexidine.
Results and Conclusion: There are 5 patients in group-1 and 1 in group-2 who has positive culture after skin disinfection. There were 5 cases in group-1 and 1 in group-2 who developed SSIs. This study show that chlorhexidine followed by povidone-iodine is effective when compared with povidone-iodine alone.
Pages: 09-12  |  59 Views  27 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Ratta Reddy Bommareddy, Dr. Akula Venkata Sai Jaya Krishna. Clinical evaluation of preoperative skin preparation with aqueous povidone-iodine alone and in combination with alcoholic chlorhexidine in patients undergoing elective surgery. Int J Surg Sci 2022;6(1):09-12. DOI: https://doi.org/10.33545/surgery.2022.v6.i1a.807
International Journal of Surgery Science