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New Data Show ChloraPrep(R) Significantly More Effective Than DuraPrep(TM) and Povidone-Iodine in Eliminating Bacteria From Skin Prior to Shoulder Surgery
Date:8/25/2009

on prevention, with CareFusion. "This study adds to the growing clinical body of evidence that supports use of ChloraPrep for skin prepping prior to surgery."

About the Study

This randomized, prospective study evaluated 150 patients undergoing shoulder surgery after being prepared with ChloraPrep, iodine or DuraPrep. The goal of the study was to examine the native bacteria presence around the shoulder and determine the efficacy of three different surgical skin preparation products on the eradication of bacteria from the shoulder. Funding of this study was provided as an unrestricted educational grant by CareFusion, manufacturer of ChloraPrep. This funding was used exclusively for microbiology expenses, and the company was not involved with the organization or analysis of the data.

About ChloraPrep((R))

ChloraPrep is a proven patient preoperative skin preparation that reduces microorganisms on the patients' skin prior to medical and surgical procedures. This proven antiseptic system reduces the risk of dangerous bloodstream and surgical site infections. It provides rapid action against a broad range of microorganisms, including MRSA, and keeps fighting bacterial growth for at least 48 hours after application.(4,5) The ChloraPrep applicator was designed to minimize direct hand-to-patient contact, helping reduce the risk of cross-contamination of microorganisms. This is important because the transmission of some bacteria, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), happens almost exclusively via the hands, especially the hands of health care workers.(6) The efficacy and safety of ChloraPrep are supported by more than 35 clinical studies and recommendations by 17 internationally recognized organizations or guidelines, including 10 that specifically recommend 2% chlorhexidine gluconate - a key ingredient in ChloraPrep.

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