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Blood splash injury: an underestimated risk in endourology

Wines, Michael P
Lamb, Alastair
Argyropoulos, Athanasios N
Gannicliffe, C
Tolley, David
Published in Journal of endourology. 2008, vol. 22, no. 6, p. 1183-7
Abstract Mucocutaneous and transconjunctival exposure are important portals for the transmission of blood-borne infections to surgeons and health-care workers. Despite this knowledge, few surgeons or their assistants wear protective equipment for procedures perceived to be affiliated with less risk. This study investigates the potential risk of mucocutaneous and transconjunctival blood splash injury during common laparoscopic and endourologic procedures undertaken using standard video endoscopy equipment.
Keywords Blood-Borne PathogensEye Protective DevicesHumansInfectious Disease Transmission, Patient-to-ProfessionalMasksRisk FactorsUrologic Surgical Procedures/adverse effects
PMID: 18498231
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WINES, Michael P et al. Blood splash injury: an underestimated risk in endourology. In: Journal of endourology, 2008, vol. 22, n° 6, p. 1183-7. doi: 10.1089/end.2008.0052 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:34490

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