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Early versus delayed post-operative bathing or showering to prevent wound complications

  1. Clare D Toon1,
  2. Sidhartha Sinha2,
  3. Brian R Davidson3,
  4. Kurinchi Selvan Gurusamy3,*

Editorial Group: Cochrane Wounds Group

Published Online: 12 OCT 2013

Assessed as up-to-date: 3 JUL 2013

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010075.pub2


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Toon CD, Sinha S, Davidson BR, Gurusamy KS. Early versus delayed post-operative bathing or showering to prevent wound complications. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 10. Art. No.: CD010075. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010075.pub2.

Author Information

  1. 1

    West Sussex County Council, Public Health, Chichester, West Sussex, UK

  2. 2

    St George's Hospital, St George's Vascular Institute, London, UK

  3. 3

    Royal Free Campus, UCL Medical School, Department of Surgery, London, UK

*Kurinchi Selvan Gurusamy, Department of Surgery, Royal Free Campus, UCL Medical School, Pond Street, London, NW3 2QG, UK. kurinchi2k@hotmail.com.

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  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 12 OCT 2013

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