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Gloves, extra gloves or special types of gloves for preventing percutaneous exposure injuries in healthcare personnel

  1. Christina Mischke1,
  2. Jos H Verbeek2,*,
  3. Annika Saarto3,
  4. Marie-Claude Lavoie4,
  5. Manisha Pahwa5,
  6. Sharea Ijaz2

Editorial Group: Cochrane Work Group

Published Online: 7 MAR 2014

Assessed as up-to-date: 26 JUN 2013

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009573.pub2


How to Cite

Mischke C, Verbeek JH, Saarto A, Lavoie MC, Pahwa M, Ijaz S. Gloves, extra gloves or special types of gloves for preventing percutaneous exposure injuries in healthcare personnel. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD009573. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009573.pub2.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Cochrane Occupational Safety and Health Review Group, Kuopio, Finland

  2. 2

    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Cochrane Occupational Safety and Health Review Group, Kuopio, Finland

  3. 3

    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Turku, Finland

  4. 4

    University of Maryland Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

  5. 5

    University of Toronto, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

*Jos H Verbeek, Cochrane Occupational Safety and Health Review Group, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, PO Box 310, Kuopio, 70101, Finland. jos.verbeek@ttl.fi.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 7 MAR 2014

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References to studies included in this review

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  2. References to studies excluded from this review
  3. References to studies awaiting assessment
  4. Additional references
  5. References to other published versions of this review
Aarnio 2001 {published data only}
Avery 1999a {published data only}
  • Avery CME, Gallagher P, Birnbaum W. Double gloving and a glove perforation indication system during the dental treatment of HIV-positive patients: are they necessary?. British Dental Journal 1999;186(1):27-9.
Avery 1999b {published data only}
Berridge 1998 {published data only}
  • Berridge DC, Starky G, Jones NAG, Chamberlain J. A randomised controlled trial of double-versus single-gloving in vascular surgery. Journal of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 1998;43(1):9-10.
Carter 1996 {published data only}
  • Carter S, Choong S, Marino A, Sellu D. Can surgical gloves be made thinner without increasing their liability to puncture?. Annals of The Royal College of Surgeons of England 1996;78:186-7.
Chua 1996 {published data only}
  • Chua KL, Taylor GS, Bagg J. A clinical and laboratory evaluation of three types of operating gloves for use in orthodontic practice. British Journal of Orthodontics 1996;23:115-20.
Doyle 1992 {published data only}
Duron 1996 {published data only}
  • Duron J-J, Keilani K, Elian NG. Efficacy of double gloving with a coloured inner pair for immediate detection of operative glove perforations. European Journal of Surgery 1996;162:941-4.
Gani 1990 {published data only}
  • Gani JS, Anseline PF, Bissett RL. Efficacy of double versus single gloving in protecting the operating team. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery 1990;60:171-5.
Hester 1992 o-c {published data only}
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Hester 1992 o-c-o {published data only}
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Jensen 1997 {published data only}
Kovavisarach 1998 {published data only}
Kovavisarach 1999 {published data only}
Kovavisarach 2002 {published data only}
Laine 2001 {published data only}
Laine 2004a {published data only}
  • Laine T, Kaipia A, Santavirta J, Aarnio P. Glove perforations in open and laparoscopic abdominal surgery: the feasibility of double gloving. Scandinavian Journal of Surgery 2004;93:73-6.
Laine 2004b 2R {published data only}
  • Laine T, Aarnio P. Glove perforation in orthopedic and trauma surgery: a comparison between single, double indicator and double gloving with two regular gloves. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 2004;86-B(6):898-90.
Laine 2004b DI {published data only}
  • Laine T, Aarnio P. Glove perforation in orthopedic and trauma surgery: a comparison between single, double indicator and double gloving with two regular gloves. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 2004;86-B(6):898-90.
Liew 1995 Double {published data only}
Liew 1995 Single {published data only}
Louis 1998 {published data only}
  • Louis SS, Steinberg EL, Gruen OA, Bartkett CS, Helfet DL. Outer gloves in orthopaedic procedures: a polyester stainless steel wire weave glove liner compared with latex. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma 1998;12(2):101-5.
Marín Bertolin 1997 {published data only}
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Naver 2000 {published data only}
Nicolai 1997 {published data only}
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Pieper 1995 l-k-k {published data only}
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Pieper 1995 l-l-l {published data only}
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Pieper 1995 l-s-s {published data only}
  • Pieper SP, Schimmele SR, Johnson JA, Harper JL. A prospective study of the efficacy of various gloving techniques in the application of Erich Arch Bars. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 1995;53:1174-6.
Punyatanasakchai 2004 {published data only}
Quebbeman 1992 {published data only}
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Rudiman 1999 {published data only}
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Sanders 1990 {published data only}
Sebold 1993 {published data only}
Sutton 1998 {published data only}
Tanner 2006 {published data only}
Thomas 2001 {published data only}
Turnquest 1996 {published data only}
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Underwood 1993 {published data only}
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Wilson 1996a {published data only}
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Wilson 1996b {published data only}
  • Wilson SJ, Sellu D, Uy A, Jaffer MA. Subjective effects of double gloves on surgical performance. Annals of The Royal College of Surgeons of England 1996;78(1):20-2.
Wilson 1996c {published data only}
  • Wilson SJ, Sellu D, Uy A, Jaffer MA. Subjective effects of double gloves on surgical performance. Annals of The Royal College of Surgeons of England 1996;78(1):20-2.

References to studies excluded from this review

  1. References to studies included in this review
  2. References to studies excluded from this review
  3. References to studies awaiting assessment
  4. Additional references
  5. References to other published versions of this review
Brunton 2000 {published data only}
  • Brunton PA, Abidia R, Macfarlane TV, Wilson NHF. An evaluation of powder-free gloves in general dental practice. Primary Dental Care 2000;7(3):125-8.
Caillot 1999 {published data only}
Duerink 2006 {published data only}
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Gaujac 2007 {published data only}
  • Gaujac C, Ceccheti MM, Yonezaki F, Garcia IR, Peres MPSM. Comparative analysis of 2 techniques of double-gloving protection during arch bar placement for intermaxillary fixation. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 2007;65:1922-5.
Jeffe 1999 {published data only}
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Kelly 1993 {published data only}
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References to studies awaiting assessment

  1. References to studies included in this review
  2. References to studies excluded from this review
  3. References to studies awaiting assessment
  4. Additional references
  5. References to other published versions of this review
Bliss 1992 {published data only}
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Guo 2012 {published data only}
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Hwang 1999b {published data only}
Hwang 1999c {published data only}
Hwang 1999d {published data only}
Newsom 1998 {published data only}
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  3. References to studies awaiting assessment
  4. Additional references
  5. References to other published versions of this review
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  2. References to studies excluded from this review
  3. References to studies awaiting assessment
  4. Additional references
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Parantainen 2008
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