Research Article| Volume 17, ISSUE 3, P193-195, May 1986

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Use of sterile gloves in the management of sutured hand wounds in the A&E department

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      In a single-blind, controlled, prospective trial of 242 sutured wounds of the hand in the A&E department there was increased late purulent infection in those treated without gloves. This difference is statistically significant. We recommend wearing of sterile gloves to suture all wounds in A&E departments.
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