[Surgical gloves--how well do the protect against infections?].

  title={[Surgical gloves--how well do the protect against infections?].},
  author={Nenad Kralj and M Beie and F. Hofmann},
  journal={Gesundheitswesen (Bundesverband der Arzte des Offentlichen Gesundheitsdienstes (Germany))},
  volume={61 8-9},
Health care workers (HCW) in surgery are at high risk for bloodborne infections (BBI) e.g. by hepatitis-B(HB)-, hepatitis-C(HC)- and HI-virus. On the other hand, infectious medical staff can cause nosocomial BBI in patients, too. Intact gloves provide an efficient barrier against BBI but glove perforations are common during several surgical procedures. A review of studies on glove perforations during different surgical operations was carried out with special regard to user, number and location… CONTINUE READING


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