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Intraperitoneal noxythiolin and povidone-iodine in experimental peritonitis
  1. O. J. A. Gilmore,
  2. Elizabeth T. Houang,
  3. Claire Reid,
  4. Elizabeth J. Shaw


    The efficacy of intraperitoneal noxythiolin and povidone-iodine was compared in mice and rats with induced Gram-negative peritonitis. Noxythiolin 1% solution reduced the mortality of mice from 65 to 41% (P<0·1) but was ineffective in rats. Povidone-iodine (6·0-7·5 mg available iodine/kg body weight) significantly reduced the mortality of both mice (P<0·001) and rats (P<0.01) in treated animals compared to matched controls. The mortality rate of rats treated with povidone-iodine was significantly less than those treated with noxythiolin (P<0·01).

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    • * Based on a paper presented to the Surgical Research Society, January 1977.

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