Comparison between the Impact of Starch-Powdered Surgical Gloves and Powder-Free Surgical Gloves on the Formation of Postoperative Peritoneal Adhesions in Rats

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avatar Arman Aghaei 1 , avatar Hossein Parsa 2 , avatar Marjan Nassiri-Asl 3 , avatar Amir Javadi 4 , avatar Amir Farzam 5 , avatar Ashkan Divanbeigi 6 , *

General Surgeon, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran
Department of Surgery, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran
Department of Pharmacology, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran
Department of Community Medicine, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran
Department of Pathology, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran
Shefa Neurosciences Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

how to cite: Aghaei A, Parsa H, Nassiri-Asl M, Javadi A, Farzam A, et al. Comparison between the Impact of Starch-Powdered Surgical Gloves and Powder-Free Surgical Gloves on the Formation of Postoperative Peritoneal Adhesions in Rats. Zahedan J Res Med Sci. 2012;14(6):e93419.

Abstract

Background: Foreign bodies such as starch powder can be pointed as potential causes to bring about peritoneal adhesion. The aim of this study is to evaluate the role of starch-powdered surgical gloves and powder-free gloves on the formation of peritoneal adhesions.
Materials and Methods: Sixty rats were divided randomly into two groups and then underwent laparotomy using surgical gloves, with and without starch powder (case & control groups). After two weeks, the place of injury was evaluated and the adhesion rate was recorded from 0 to 3 and then data were statistically analyzed.
Results: There was a meaningful difference between the two groups in terms of adhesion rate, as the adhesion rate was more in case group.
Conclusion: Using surgical gloves without starch powder for surgery operations is suggested.
 

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