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Article: A comparison of post-operative complications following wisdom tooth surgery performed with sterile or clean gloves

TitleA comparison of post-operative complications following wisdom tooth surgery performed with sterile or clean gloves
Authors
Issue Date2006
PublisherChurchill Livingstone. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/ijom
Citation
International Journal Of Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery, 2006, v. 35 n. 2, p. 174-179 How to Cite?
AbstractThis randomised prospective study aimed at evaluating possible differences in the post-operative complication rate following lower wisdom tooth surgery performed with either sterile or clean surgical gloves. The microbiological profiles of the tooth sockets and glove surfaces were also evaluated and compared. A total of 275 ASA I, non-smoking and non-drinking patients consented to be randomly assigned into two groups for lower wisdom tooth surgery, performed by operators wearing either sterile or clean gloves. All the patients returned for a post-operative assessment visit one week later. An additional 40 patients were recruited and randomised into the sterile glove group (n = 20) or the clean glove group (n = 20) for the microbiology study. Specimens were taken from the glove surfaces and the post-operative socket wounds during wisdom tooth surgery. This clinical trial showed no significant difference between the sterile and clean glove groups in the incidence of acute inflammation, acute infection and dry sockets in the wounds. No single peri-operative factor had a statistically significant effect on post-operative pain intensity. Most of the bacterial isolates from the clean gloves were Gram-positive cocci or spore-forming bacilli. The total number of colony forming units and the variety of bacterial isolates from the socket wounds in the sterile and clean glove groups were similar. The study concluded that there was no advantage in using sterile surgical gloves rather than clean gloves to minimize post-operative complications in wisdom tooth surgery. There was also no apparent relationship between the bacteria contaminating the clean glove surfaces and those isolated from the socket wounds. © 2005 International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/67042
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.563
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.854
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dc.contributor.authorChiu, WKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorCheung, LKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChan, HCen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChow, LKen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T05:51:28Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T05:51:28Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_HK
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal Of Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery, 2006, v. 35 n. 2, p. 174-179en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0901-5027en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/67042-
dc.description.abstractThis randomised prospective study aimed at evaluating possible differences in the post-operative complication rate following lower wisdom tooth surgery performed with either sterile or clean surgical gloves. The microbiological profiles of the tooth sockets and glove surfaces were also evaluated and compared. A total of 275 ASA I, non-smoking and non-drinking patients consented to be randomly assigned into two groups for lower wisdom tooth surgery, performed by operators wearing either sterile or clean gloves. All the patients returned for a post-operative assessment visit one week later. An additional 40 patients were recruited and randomised into the sterile glove group (n = 20) or the clean glove group (n = 20) for the microbiology study. Specimens were taken from the glove surfaces and the post-operative socket wounds during wisdom tooth surgery. This clinical trial showed no significant difference between the sterile and clean glove groups in the incidence of acute inflammation, acute infection and dry sockets in the wounds. No single peri-operative factor had a statistically significant effect on post-operative pain intensity. Most of the bacterial isolates from the clean gloves were Gram-positive cocci or spore-forming bacilli. The total number of colony forming units and the variety of bacterial isolates from the socket wounds in the sterile and clean glove groups were similar. The study concluded that there was no advantage in using sterile surgical gloves rather than clean gloves to minimize post-operative complications in wisdom tooth surgery. There was also no apparent relationship between the bacteria contaminating the clean glove surfaces and those isolated from the socket wounds. © 2005 International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherChurchill Livingstone. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/ijomen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeryen_HK
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten_HK
dc.subject.meshAdulten_HK
dc.subject.meshEpidemiologic Methodsen_HK
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshGloves, Surgical - microbiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshHumansen_HK
dc.subject.meshMaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_HK
dc.subject.meshMolar, Third - surgeryen_HK
dc.subject.meshPain, Postoperative - physiopathologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshSterilizationen_HK
dc.subject.meshSurgical Wound Infection - microbiology - prevention & controlen_HK
dc.subject.meshTooth Socket - microbiologyen_HK
dc.titleA comparison of post-operative complications following wisdom tooth surgery performed with sterile or clean glovesen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=0901-5027&volume=35&issue=2&spage=174&epage=9&date=2006&atitle=A+comparison+of+post-operative+complications+following+wisdom+tooth+surgery+performed+with+sterile+or+clean+glovesen_HK
dc.identifier.emailCheung, LK:lkcheung@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ijom.2005.07.003en_HK
dc.identifier.pmid16154315-
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dc.identifier.volume35en_HK
dc.identifier.issue2en_HK
dc.identifier.spage174en_HK
dc.identifier.epage179en_HK
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_HK
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