Examination of the efficacy of olanexidine gluconate for surgical site infections in colorectal cancer elective surgery.

Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy : Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
Keita KojimaKen-Ichiro Ishii


The preoperative skin antiseptic, olanexidine gluconate (OLG), which has been available in Japan since 2015, is also known to be effective against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, vancomycin-resistant enterococci, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. This study attempted to clarify OLG efficacy against surgical site infections and antiseptic-related adverse events as compared to conventionally used povidone iodine (PVP-I). Propensity score matching was performed on 307 patients who underwent surgery for colorectal tumors at our hospital. All 116 cases (58 PVP-I cases, 58 OLG cases) who were diagnosed with colorectal cancer were included. We examined surgical site infection rate after disinfection using PVP-I and OLG, length of hospitalization stay (days) after surgery, adverse events associated with antiseptics, and additional medical costs associated with adverse events caused by antiseptics. The surgical site infection rate was 8.6% in both the PVP-I and OLG groups, with no significant difference observed. The number of postoperative hospitalization days in the PVP-I group was 12.9 (±6.9) days and 16.4 (±14.6) days in the OLG group, which exhibited no significant difference (p = 0.10). Although no complications due to anti...Continue Reading

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