Routine sterile glove and instrument change at the time of abdominal wound closure to prevent surgical site infection


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Methodological Reviewer: Mohit Bhandari, MD, PhD, MSc, FRCSC, McMaster University

Clinical Reviewer: Emilie Joos, MDCM, MSc, FRCSC, FACS, University of British Columbia

Clinical Reviewer: Julia Ferreira, MD, MSc, Brazil


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Please read the above article and consider the following questions:

  1. What is the clinical question being addressed?
  2. What is the study design? Is it appropriate?
  3. What are the sources of data?
  4. Are the data accurate and valid?
  5. What was the intervention and how was it assessed?
  6. What outcomes were considered?
  7. Are there other clinically important outcomes that should be considered?
  8. How large and precise was the difference in the outcome?
  9. Are there any factors (confounders) that might explain the differences in the results?
  10. State the conclusion. Have the authors addressed the clinical question posed?
  11. Does the evidence support the conclusion?