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Does evidence based medicine support the effectiveness of surgical facemasks in preventing postoperative wound infections in elective surgery?

  title={Does evidence based medicine support the effectiveness of surgical facemasks in preventing postoperative wound infections in elective surgery?},
  author={Zahid Mehmood Bahli},
  journal={Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad : JAMC},
  volume={21 2},
  • Z. Bahli
  • Published 1 June 2009
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad : JAMC
BACKGROUND The incidence of postoperative wound infection is usually not the cause of death but it increases the length of hospital stay and cost of care and morbidity. Since their introduction a century ago there is still controversy about primary purpose of the facemasks as whether they provide protection for the patient from surgical team or weather they protect surgical team from the patient? The Objectives of this study were to critically analyze and systematically review the randomized… 

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