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Preparation of the vagina for surgery. A comparison of povidone-iodine and saline solution.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7463676     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Patients undergoing major vaginal surgery and treated with prophylactic antibiotics were assigned to two groups in which the effectiveness of preoperative vaginal preparation with povidone-iodine was compared with that of saline solution. There was no difference in postoperative morbidity between the two groups, although a few more infections occurred in the group treated with povidone-iodine. It is suggested that simple dilution of the quantity of bacteria in the vagina is all that is essential for adequate preoperative vaginal preparation.
M S Amstey; A P Jones
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  JAMA     Volume:  245     ISSN:  0098-7484     ISO Abbreviation:  JAMA     Publication Date:  1981 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-04-21     Completed Date:  1981-04-21     Revised Date:  2014-09-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501160     Medline TA:  JAMA     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  839-41     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents / administration & dosage
Hysterectomy, Vaginal*
Povidone / analogs & derivatives*
Povidone-Iodine / administration & dosage*
Preoperative Care / methods*
Sodium Chloride / administration & dosage*
Surgical Wound Infection / prevention & control
Therapeutic Irrigation
Vagina / microbiology,  surgery*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents; 25655-41-8/Povidone-Iodine; 7647-14-5/Sodium Chloride; 9003-39-8/Povidone

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