Efficacy of Surgical Preparations in Lumbar Spine Surgery
The purpose of this study is to 1) identify the common bacterial flora found on the skin overlying the lumbar spine, and 2) evaluate the efficacy of readily available skin-preparation solutions in the elimination of bacterial pathogens from the surgical site following skin preparation (DuraPrep versus ChloraPrep).
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Subject)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Efficacy of Surgical Preparations in Lumbar Spine Surgery|
- Positive culture results [ Time Frame: 7 days ]Our primary outcome measure is positive aerobic and/or anaerobic cultures reported at 7 days.
|Study Start Date:||January 2010|
|Study Completion Date:||November 2010|
|Primary Completion Date:||November 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|Active Comparator: DuraPrep||
DuraPrep is used for skin preparation prior to surgery.
|Active Comparator: ChloraPrep||
ChloraPrep is used for skin preparation prior to surgery.