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Is a 10-minute surgical scrub necessary in urologic prosthetic surgery? A randomized study of the effect of a 5- vs 10-minute surgical scrub on bacterial colony counts in the genital skin

Neurourology and Urodynamics Feb 28, 2019

Malalasekera A, et al. - In this prospective cohort study, 101 subjects exhibiting elective urological procedures were estimated to assess the antiseptic efficiency on bacterial colony counts of a 5- vs 10-minute surgical site scrub in urologic surgery. They randomized 53 candidates to a 5-minute scrub and 48 to a 10-minute scrub. They found colony-forming units (CFUs) in 38% of patients in the 5-minute group and in 27% of the 10-minute group after Betadine painting. They observed that 7.5% of the 5-minute group and 8.3% of the 10-minute group had a measurable CFU count of higher/equal to 1 whereas colony counts were low in both groups following the surgical scrub.
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