Cartilage on the floor: how effective is antibiotic sterilization?

Bedy C Lau, Kevin K Wong, Carl M Philpott, Talal Alandejani, Veronique Wan Fook Cheung, Amin R Javer

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To determine the incidence of positive cultures from contaminated nasal cartilage and to demonstrate the effectiveness of antibiotic irrigation as a means of sterilization.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)221-225
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011


  • Adult
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • Bacteria
  • Decontamination
  • Female
  • Floors and Floorcoverings
  • Gentamicins
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Nasal Cartilages
  • Operating Rooms
  • Sterilization

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