Title

Review: infection rates do not differ for wounds cleansed with water or saline

RIS ID

94235

Publication Details

Fernandez, R. & Ernst, A. A. (2008). Review: infection rates do not differ for wounds cleansed with water or saline. Evidence-Based Medicine, 13 (6), 179-179.

Abstract

QUESTION How does water compare with other solutions for cleansing wounds? REVIEW SCOPE Included studies compared water with other solutions for cleansing acute or chronic wounds or with no cleansing and reported objective outcome measures. Studies assessing cleansing solutions as part of dental procedures, prophylaxis, preoperative or operative procedures, and those of patients with burns or ulcers were excluded. Outcomes included wound infection and healing.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/ebm.13.6.179