Pre-operative Preparation Using 2% Chlorhexidine Cloth For Shoulder Surgery
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01090479|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 22, 2010
Results First Posted : August 14, 2012
Last Update Posted : May 6, 2013
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Post-operative Surgical Site Infections||Drug: 2% Chlorhexidine cloth||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||100 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Double (Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)|
|Official Title:||Efficacy of Home Pre-Operative Use of 2% Chlorhexidine Cloths Prior to Shoulder Surgery|
|Study Start Date :||January 2010|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||August 2010|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||October 2010|
No Intervention: Control
This group will perform an ordinary shower the night prior and the morning of their scheduled surgery date.
Experimental: 2% Chlorhexidine cloth
This group will use the 2% chlorhexidine wipes the night prior as well as the morning of their surgery date.
Drug: 2% Chlorhexidine cloth
The 2% Chlorhexidine cloth will be applied to the operative extremity the night prior and the the morning of their surgery.
- Number of Patients With a Clinically Diagnosed Infection [ Time Frame: 2 months post-operatively ]
- Qualitative and Quantitative Bacterial Cultures of the Operative Shoulder Just Prior to Surgery [ Time Frame: 7 days ]
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01090479
|United States, Illinois|
|Northwestern Memorial Hospital|
|Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60611|
|Principal Investigator:||Gordon Nuber, M.D.||Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery|