- Skin Preparation Agents:
- rapid significant reduction in skin microbial counts is major effect desired;
- ioban draping: (3M™ Ioban™)
- Risk for infection after anterior cervical fusion: prevention with iodophor-impregnated incision drapes.
- Prevention of wound contamination using DuraPrep solution plus Ioban 2 drapes.
- The prevention of wound contamination by skin organisms by the pre-operative application of an iodophor impregnated plastic adhesive drape.
- Prevention of bacterial colonization of wounds at operation: comparison of iodine-impregnated ('Ioban') drapes with conventional methods.
- Plastic adhesive drapes and wound infection after hip fracture surgery.
- chlorohexidine: (Chloraprep)
Antisepsis of the skin before spinal surgery with povidone iodine-alcohol followed by chlorhexidine gluconate-alcohol versus povidone iodine-alcohol applied twice for the prevention of contamination of the wound by bacteria: a randomised controlled trial.
povidone iodine-alcohol applied twice for the prevention of contamination of the wound by bacteria
The antimicrobial effectiveness of operative-site preparative agents: a microbiological and clinical study.
Efficacy of Surgical Preparation Solutions in Lumbar Spine Surgery