from Strobel et al. 2020
published in Ann Surg 272(1): 55-64
DOI 10.1097/SLA.0000000000003645

Reduction of Postoperative Wound Infections by Antiseptica (RECIPE)?

Surgical wound irrigation with antimicrobial active ingredients can help to prevent surgical site infections

Evaluation of the effect of surgical wound irrigation with 0.4 % polihexanide on surgical site infections (SSI) compared to irrigation with 0.9 % saline. The results showed that surgical irrigation with 0.4 % polihexanide led to siginificantly less SSI.