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Title: Studies on skin antisepsis and enhanced penetration of chlorhexidine
Author: Karpanen, Tarja
ISNI:       0000 0001 3595 1875
Awarding Body: Aston University
Current Institution: Aston University
Date of Award: 2008
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Effective skin antisepsis prior to incision of the skin, for example, during surgery, is essential in preventing subsequent infection. However, infections associated with invasive procedures remain a significant cause of morbidity and mortality and impose additional costs upon the Health Service. Current evidence-based guidelines recommend that 2% (w/v) chlorhexidme digluconate (CHG), preferably in 70% (v/v) isopropyl alcohol (IPA), is used for skin antisepsis prior to incision of the skin. However, many antiseptics poorly permeate the skin and microorganisms residing in the deeper layers and around hair follicles, may survive the procedure and cause infection.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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