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Use of plastic adhesive drapes during surgery for preventing surgical site infection

  1. Joan Webster1,2,3,*,
  2. Abdullah Alghamdi4

Editorial Group: Cochrane Wounds Group

Published Online: 31 JAN 2013

Assessed as up-to-date: 25 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006353.pub3


How to Cite

Webster J, Alghamdi A. Use of plastic adhesive drapes during surgery for preventing surgical site infection. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD006353. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006353.pub3.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Centre for Clinical Nursing, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

  2. 2

    Griffith University, NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Nursing, Centre for Health Practice Innovation, Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

  3. 3

    University of Queensland, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

  4. 4

    St Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto, Department of Surgery, Toronto, ON, Canada

*Joan Webster, Centre for Clinical Nursing, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Level 2, Building 34, Butterfield Street, Brisbane, Queensland, 4029, Australia. joan_webster@health.qld.gov.au. wigan1943@bigpond.com.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: Edited (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 31 JAN 2013

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[Figure 1]
Figure 1. Methodological quality graph: review authors' judgements about each methodological quality item presented as percentages across all included studies.
[Figure 2]
Figure 2. Methodological quality summary: review authors' judgements about each methodological quality item for each included study.
[Analysis 1.1]
Analysis 1.1. Comparison 1 Adhesive drapes versus no adhesive drapes, Outcome 1 Surgical site infection (all wound classifications).
[Analysis 1.2]
Analysis 1.2. Comparison 1 Adhesive drapes versus no adhesive drapes, Outcome 2 Surgical site infection (by wound classification).
[Analysis 1.3]
Analysis 1.3. Comparison 1 Adhesive drapes versus no adhesive drapes, Outcome 3 Length of hospital stay.
[Analysis 2.1]
Analysis 2.1. Comparison 2 Iodine-impregnated adhesive drapes versus no adhesive drapes, Outcome 1 Surgical site infection.