Ker Words: Topical antiseptics
, systemic antibiotics, alveolar osteitis.
As you are preparing to scrub the patient's abdomen, the third-year medical student asks, "When I was on the Gynecology Service, I saw the doctors wash the vagina with an antiseptic
solution before they performed a vaginal hysterectomy.
The primary outcome was diagnosis of a superficial, deep, or organ space SSI within 30 days of surgery, while the primary predictor was whether the individual cases received either the chlorhexidine-alcohol or the povidone-iodine antiseptic
7.0% in chlorhexidine group (p=0.364) among patients undergoing clean surgery.13 Similarly, no difference in terms of efficacy of the two antiseptics
was observed by another study.
The broad spectrum antiseptic
is available as hand wash, mouth wash and a whole range of products that can stop the spread of the infection through any body fluids.
Therefore, it is important that an alternative antiseptic
solution is available to this patient cohort.
Dr Richard Wenzel, who wrote an editorial on the studies, said the US research supports switching antiseptics
. But he said the pre-surgery screening should be for those at higher risk of infection, including patients having heart surgery or getting an implant.
Rutka: In other parts of the world, physicians successfully use a variety of topical acidifying solutions and antiseptics
. These preparations are effective, available, and relatively inexpensive, which is so important in less developed countries.
The Giants of Science series ($24.95 each) expands with two fine biographies: Peggy Parks' Joseph Lister: The Father Of Antiseptics
(1410303225) tells of an 1800s British surgeon who made a discovery which revolutionized medicine, producing the antiseptics
which changed operating room procedures.
It is one of the first natural antiseptics
. It is one of the few essential oils that can generally be applied directly to the skin undiluted, or with a carrier oil, and is perhaps best known for its ability to instil a feeling of well-being and confidence.
When did anyone walk into a hospital and smell antiseptics
in recent years?
In the first aid ointments and antiseptics
category, for example, private label collectively is the top brand in the category, according to Information Resources Inc., with a market share of 36.3%.
(16) asked personnel to rate the condition of their skin before and after using water, bar soap, or one of three antiseptic
1, 2, and 3).
A steady diet of new products keeps the competition keen in some segments, such as adhesive bandages and antiseptics
, sprays and ointments.
There's a real need for skin antiseptics
that can claim efficacy against those pathogens.