Failure rates in nonlatex surgical gloves.

  title={Failure rates in nonlatex surgical gloves.},
  author={Denise M. Korniewicz and Laurel Garzon and Judy Seltzer and Manning Feinleib},
  journal={American journal of infection control},
  volume={32 5},
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to compare the frequency of glove defects for nonlatex surgical gloves while surgeons performed routine surgery and to evaluate surgeons' satisfaction with nonlatex sterile gloves. METHODS Two brands of latex gloves and 6 brands of nonlatex gloves were tested. Gloves were collected at the end of each surgical procedure and tested for visual defects and barrier integrity using an automated calibrated water test machine consistent with FDA's recommended… CONTINUE READING

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