Incidence of glove perforations in gastrointestinal surgery and the protective effect of double gloves: a prospective, randomised controlled study.


OBJECTIVE To investigate the incidence of glove perforations during various types of gastrointestinal surgery, to record the incidence of blood contamination of the hands, and to evaluate the protective effect of double gloving. DESIGN Randomised prospective trial. SETTING University hospital, Denmark. MATERIAL 566 pairs of gloves tested on surgeons… (More)


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