Sterile vs Nonsterile Gloves for the Repair of Wounds and Lacerations: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Yaser Hamam, Hadeel Ayesh, Diya Asad, Majdeddin MohammedAli, Nour Dalloul, Sondos Al-Madhoun, Loai Albarqouni

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Abstract

Clinical practice guidelines recommend using sterile gloves as a standard practice during surgical procedures to prevent postoperative wound infections or surgical site infections (SSIs).1 However, there is no clear evidence to suggest that nonsterile gloves are less effective in reducing the risk of wound infection. Therefore, we aimed to systematically review the evidence from randomized clinical trials (RCTs) evaluating the effect of using nonsterile vs sterile gloves for repairing lacerations and wounds on SSI rates.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJAMA Surgery
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Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 13 Dec 2023

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