Anesthesia & Clinical Research

Anesthesia & Clinical Research
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ISSN: 2155-6148

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Departement of Anesthesiology and Intensive Theraphy, Public Health and Nursing, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

  • Research Article   
    Skin Preparation Prior to Epidural Anesthesia: Chlorhexidine or Povidone Iodine?
    Author(s): Widi Yuli Harianto*, Mahmud and Untung Widodo

    Background: Infection in the epidural space is rare but if it occurs it is a serious complication of epidural catheter placement. This study aimed to compare 0.5% chlorhexidine and 10% povidone iodine in preventing bacterial colonization of epidural catheters in patients treated at the Dr. Sardjito Hospital. Methods: A randomized, single-blind, controlled trial was performed to 52 subjects who underwent epidural anesthesia or a combination of general and epidural anesthesia at the Dr. Sardjito Hospital between January to April 2019. Subjects were divided into a control group (10% povidone iodine) and an intervention group (0.5% clorhexidine in 70% alcohol). Examination of the epidural catheter (3-4 cm) tip culture on the 3rd day after installation. Results: Chi-square test showed that the effectivenes.. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2155-6148.20.11.959

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