Efficacy of povidone-iodine in pre-operative skin preparation.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Cultures were obtained of the microbial flora from the skin of the operation site pre-operatively and following preparation of the surgical field with povidone-iodine (PVP-I). Preliminary results indicate that PVP-I is a reasonable and effective antibacterial agent when used to prepare skin for surgical operations.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Georgiade, G; Riefkohl, R; Georgiade, N; Georgiade, R; Wildman, MF

Published Date

  • March 1, 1985

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 6 Suppl A /

Start / End Page

  • 67 - 71

PubMed ID

  • 2860178

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0195-6701

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0195-6701(85)80048-7


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England