Incidence of microperforation for surgical gloves depends on duration of wear.

@article{Partecke2009IncidenceOM,
  title={Incidence of microperforation for surgical gloves depends on duration of wear.},
  author={Lars Ivo Partecke and Anna-Maria Goerdt and Inga Langner and Bernd Jaeger and Ojan Assadian and C. -D. Heidecke and Axel Kramer and N. H{\"u}bner},
  journal={Infection control and hospital epidemiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={30 5},
  pages={409-14}
}
BACKGROUND The use of sterile gloves is part of general aseptic procedure, which aims to prevent surgical team members from transmitting infectious agents to patients during procedures performed in an operating room. In addition, surgical gloves also protect team members against patient-transmitted infectious agents. Adequate protection, however, requires that the glove material remain intact. The risk of perforations in surgical gloves is thought to correlate with the duration of wear, yet… CONTINUE READING

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