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Glove perforation in pediatric orthopedic practice.
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PMID:  14581785     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A prospective study was conducted to assess the glove perforation rate during 100 consecutive pediatric orthopedic operations. Eight hundred fifty-four gloves were tested for perforations. The overall glove perforation rate was 8.43%. Assistant surgeons had a rate of 45.8%, surgeons 33.4%, and scrub nurses 20.8%. More perforations were noticed on the left glove; the thumb and index finger were the most common sites of perforation. The duration of surgery was significantly related to the perforation rate. Two patients had postoperative wound infections and the gloves of surgeons and assistant surgeons were found to be perforated. Every attempt needs to be made to reduce the risk of glove perforation.
Ibrahim Al-Habdan; Mir Sadat-Ali
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric orthopedics     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0271-6798     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pediatr Orthop     Publication Date:    2003 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-10-28     Completed Date:  2004-03-11     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8109053     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Orthop     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  791-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
King Fahd Hospital of the University, King Faisal University, Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia.
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MeSH Terms
Equipment Failure
Gloves, Surgical*
Infectious Disease Transmission, Professional-to-Patient
Occupational Exposure
Prospective Studies
Surgical Wound Infection / epidemiology

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