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Intervention Protocol

Postoperative bathing and showering to prevent wound complications

  1. Kurinchi Selvan Gurusamy1,*,
  2. Sidhartha Sinha2,
  3. Brian R Davidson1

Editorial Group: Cochrane Wounds Group

Published Online: 12 SEP 2012

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010075


How to Cite

Gurusamy KS, Sinha S, Davidson BR. Postoperative bathing and showering to prevent wound complications (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012, Issue 9. Art. No.: CD010075. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010075.

Author Information

  1. 1

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

  2. 2

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

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

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 12 SEP 2012

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Abstract

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This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

To compare the benefits (such as potentially improved quality of life) and harms (potentially increased wound-related morbidity) of early postoperative bathing or showering (within 48 hours after surgery) compared with delayed postoperative bathing or showering (no bathing or showering for over 48 hours after surgery) in patients with closed surgical wounds.