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Life sciences : Veterinary medicine & animal health
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/79798
Surgical hand antisepsis in veterinary practice: evaluation of soap scrubs and alcohol based rub techniques
English
[fr] Asepsie chirurgicale des mains en médecine vétérinaire: evaluation d'un scrub savon et d'un rub alcolisé
[nl] Chirurgische handasepsie in de diergeneeskunde: evaluatie van een zeep scrub en een alcoholische rub techniek
Verwilghen, Denis mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département clinique des animaux de compagnie et des équidés > Anesthésiologie gén. et pathologie chirurg. des grds animaux >]
Mainil, Jacques mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des maladies infectieuses et parasitaires > Bactériologie et pathologie des maladies bactériennes >]
Mastrocicco, Emilie [> >]
Hamaide, Annick mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département clinique des animaux de compagnie et des équidés > Département clinique des animaux de compagnie et des équidés >]
Detilleux, Johann mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département de productions animales > Génétique quantitative - Thériogenologie des animaux de production >]
Van Galen, Gaby mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département clinique des animaux de compagnie et des équidés > Médecine interne des équidés >]
Serteyn, Didier mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département clinique des animaux de compagnie et des équidés > Anesthésiologie gén. et pathologie chirurg. des grds animaux >]
Grulke, Sigrid mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département clinique des animaux de compagnie et des équidés > Département clinique des animaux de compagnie et des équidés >]
2011
Veterinary Journal
Elsevier
190
3
372-377
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
1090-0233
[en] surgery ; handasepsis ; veterinary ; disinfection ; rub ; scrub
[en] Recent evidence shows hydro-alcoholic solutions are more efficient than traditional medicinated soaps in the presurgical hand antisepsis of human surgeons. However, little veterinary literature is available on the subject. The aims of this study were to compare the efficiency of medicinated soaps and a hydro-alcoholic solution prior to surgery using an in use testing method in a veterinary setting. A preliminary trial was performed that compared the mean Log10 number of bacterial colony forming units (CFU) and the reduction factors (RF) between 2 five-minute hand-scrubbing sessions using different soaps (povidone iodine (PVP) and chlorhexidine gluconate (CHX)) and the 1.5-min application of a hydro-alcoholic rub (Sterillium). A clinical in use trial comparing mean log10 number of bacterial CFU’s and RF for Sterillium and CHX soap was performed in a surgical set-up. Sampling was performed using finger printing on agar plates. Sterillium and CHX had a similar immediate effect, although the sustained effect was significantly better for Sterillium. PVP showed a significantly lower immediate and sustained effect. Sterillium showed good efficiency in the clinical trial. This study shows that, as previously reported for human medicine, Sterillium can safely be considered as an attractive alternative method for surgical hand antisepsis in a veterinary surgical setting.
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