Comparison between sterile saline and tap water for the cleaning of acute traumatic soft tissue wounds.

@article{Angers1992ComparisonBS,
  title={Comparison between sterile saline and tap water for the cleaning of acute traumatic soft tissue wounds.},
  author={M H Anger{\aa}s and Ake Brandberg and A S Falk and Tom{\'a}{\vs} Seeman},
  journal={The European journal of surgery = Acta chirurgica},
  year={1992},
  volume={158 6-7},
  pages={347-50}
}
OBJECTIVE To find out if there were any differences in infection rates if acute traumatic soft tissue wounds were cleaned with tap water instead of sterile saline. DESIGN Randomised study. SETTING Emergency department at one city hospital. SUBJECTS 705 consecutive patient with soft tissue wounds less than six hours old that did not penetrate a viscus, cavity, or joint and could be treated by primary suture. INTERVENTIONS Randomly allocated to have the wound cleaned with either sterile… CONTINUE READING
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