The risk of wound infection after simple hand laceration.

  title={The risk of wound infection after simple hand laceration.},
  author={Gholamreza Sadeghipoor Roodsari and Farhad Zahedi and Shahriar Zehtabchi},
  journal={World journal of emergency medicine},
  volume={6 1},
BACKGROUND This prospective observational study aimed to determine the infection rate of simple hand laceration (SHL), and to compare infection rates between patients who were prescribed antibiotics and those who were not. METHODS The study was performed at two urban hospitals enrolling 125 emergency department (ED) patients with SHL. Exclusion criteria included patients with lacerations for more than 12 hours, immunocompromized patients, patients given antibiotics, and patients with gross… CONTINUE READING
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