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Reduction of postoperative wound infections by antiseptica (RECIPE)? A Randomized Controlled Trial. Ann Surg 2020; 272: 55-64.

Published: 15th October 2020

Authors: Strobel R, Leonhardt M, Krochmann A, Neumann K, Speichinger F, Hartmann L et al.


Wound irrigation with polyhexanide reduced the rate of surgical site infection after elective laparotomy from 34.7 to 21.5 per cent, P=0.004 in this study that included 456 procedures.

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