Evaluation of an innovative antimicrobial surgical glove technology to reduce the risk of microbial passage following intraoperative perforation.

@article{Daeschlein2011EvaluationOA,
  title={Evaluation of an innovative antimicrobial surgical glove technology to reduce the risk of microbial passage following intraoperative perforation.},
  author={Georg Daeschlein and Axel Kramer and Andreas Arnold and Andrea Ladwig and Gary R Seabrook and Charles E. Edmiston},
  journal={American journal of infection control},
  year={2011},
  volume={39 2},
  pages={98-103}
}
BACKGROUND Surgical gloves provide a protective barrier for patients and members of the surgical team. Although glove integrity is important in an era of blood-borne pathogens, little data exist on bacterial passage after glove perforation. This study evaluated the impact of antimicrobial surgical gloves in reducing microbial passage after glove puncture in a model of wound contamination. METHODS Staphylococcus aureus (ATCC 6538) and Brevundimonas diminuta (DSM 1639) were used to prepare a… CONTINUE READING

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