COMPARATIVE STUDY ON EFFICACY ANTIMICROBIAL CLOTH CONTAINING ANTIBIOTICS AND CERTAIN ANTISEPTICS
ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER CHARLOTTESVILLE VA
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The efficacy of nine samples of cloth containing various antimicrobial drugs was tested on fifty indicator strains of Staphylococcus, E. coli, Bacillus pyocyaneus, Proteus, and Candida, obtained from wounds secretions. The antimicrobial substances were chemically bound to functional groups of modified cellulose of the cloth. It was found that cloths containing neomycin 20,000 units g, mycerin 20,000 units g silver2.5 and 6, copper 3.5 and iodine 10 were most effective. Hexachlorophene had very little effect on any of the microorganisms tested. This method is recommended for clinical use in preventing postoperative infection.