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Torn Surgical Gloves Put Patients at Risk for Infection
Date:6/16/2009

ver, must be balanced against the costs and adverse effects of the prophylactic antimicrobials, such as drug reactions or increased bacterial resistance."

The study authors noted that procedures to reduce the risk of glove perforation -- such as double gloving and replacing gloves more frequently --are effective and safe and should be encouraged.

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has more about surgical site infections.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: JAMA/Archives journals, news release, June 15, 2009


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