Topical Treatment of Wounds and Wound Infection: Results of Anonymous Surgeons Questioning

Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. 2016; 18(2):152-158

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Topical management of wounds and wound infections is still the area of surgery in which there are no clear standards. A number of topical antimicrobial agents are used in clinical practice as a result of deficiency of adequate information in surgical medical community, the influence of pharmaceutical companies and outdated ideas. It may lead to an incorrect treatment of patients. We attempted to get real data on surgeons’ preferences in order to determine the extent of the problem and find ways to improve the situation. The information was collected from 232 surgeons of the 24 regions of Russia. Common trends and mistakes were identified in the appointment of local agents in the treatment of wounds and wound infections.

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