Is surgical smoke harmful to theater staff? a systematic review

@article{Mowbray2013IsSS,
  title={Is surgical smoke harmful to theater staff? a systematic review},
  author={Nicholas G Mowbray and James Ansell and Neil Warren and Pete Wall and J Torkington},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  year={2013},
  volume={27},
  pages={3100-3107}
}
BackgroundSmoke is generated by energy-based surgical instruments. The airborne byproducts may have potential health implications. This study aimed to evaluate the properties of surgical smoke and the evidence for the harmful effects to the theater staff.MethodsCochrane Database, MEDLINE, PubMed, Embase classic and Embase, and the metaRegister of Controlled Trials were searched for studies reporting the constituents found in the smoke plume created during surgical procedures, the methods used… CONTINUE READING

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