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- cross infection
- disease transmission (patient to professional)
- disease transmission (professional to patient)
- gloves (surgical)
- postoperative complications
Cochrane Wounds Group Specialised Register (includes searches of Medline, CINAHL, and EMBASE/Excerpta Medica) (January 2006), Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (Issue 4, 2005), American Journal of Infection Control (1990–2000), conference proceedings, reference lists, glove manufacturing companies, and professional associations.
Study selection and assessment:
randomised controlled trials (RCTs) that compared ⩾2 types of gloving systems worn by members of the surgical team in any surgical specialty. 31 RCTs met the selection criteria. Assessment of methodological quality was based on randomisation, allocation concealment, inclusion and exclusion criteria, baseline comparability of groups, blinded assessment, and power calculation.
surgical site infection, blood borne infection in patients or surgical team, glove perforations detected by …
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