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