Comparison of hypochlorous acid and Povidone Iodine as a disinfectant in neonatal circumcision
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CitationGözüküçük, A., & Çakıroğlu, B. (2022). Comparison of hypochlorous acid and Povidone Iodine as a disinfectant in neonatal circumcision. Journal of Pediatric Urology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpurol.2022.03.011
Introduction Neonatal circumcision is a procedure used worldwide which has very low rates of complication if conducted by a specialist. The present research aims to examine the wound healing effects of Hypochlorous Acid (HCOL) and Povidone Iodine (PI) used as a disinfectant prior to the procedure of circumcision and their antibacterial effectiveness. Material and method The findings of sixty infants subjected to neonatal circumcision at the Hisar Intercontinental Hospital between January 2021 and June 2021 were prospectively recorded. Based on the disinfectant used, the patients were divided into two group: Group 1 including 28 patients for whom HCOL was used as an antiseptic solution, and Group 2 including 32 patients to whom PI was administered. Results Group 1 was formed of 28 patients while Group 2 included 32 patients. The mean ages of each group was 15.46 ± 10.58 (2–29) and 12.63 ± 10.00 (2–28) days, respectively. When the complications were examined individually, no significant difference was found between the groups. However, when all complications were analyzed collectively, it was determined that there was a significant difference, and the complication rate of Group 2 was greater (p = 0.037). In Group 2, the rate of edema and wound healing delay was significantly greater than that of Group 1 (p: 0.037 p: 0.036) (Table 1). Conclusion It was determined that HCOL is reliable to be used as a disinfectant prior to neonatal circumcision.