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" Antiseptic Cloths No Help Cutting SSI Rates After C-Section" – Molly Walker

  • MedPage Today
  • New York, NY
  • (February 07, 2020)

Asking patients to clean themselves with chlorhexidine cloths prior to scheduled cesarean delivery did not significantly lower the rate of surgical site infections versus cleaning with placebo cloths in a large randomized trial, according to researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. "Most studies don't support a benefit of bathing or showering with chlorhexidine wash, but orthopedic literature indicates chlorhexidine cloths can reduce surgical site infections," said author Joanne Stone, MD, and division director of maternal fetal medicine at the Mount Sinai Health System.

Joanne Stone, MD, Division Director, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Mount Sinai Health System, Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology, Reproductive Sciences, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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