Journal Article
Study

Surgical glove perforation and the risk of surgical site infection.

Misteli H; Weber WP; Reck S; Rosenthal R; Zwahlen M; Fueglistaler P; Bolli MK; Oertli D; Widmer AF; Marti WR.

Hospital-acquired infections, including those associated with surgical sites, are a growing concern. This study discovered that in the absence of antimicrobial prophylaxis, glove perforation is a risk factor for surgical site infections.