Surgeons can reduce spread of infections by operating nude: Study

HYDERABAD: In a finding that has all but scandalised doctors, a study conducted at the University of Washington has found that surgeons can reduce the spread of infections in an operation theatre by operating nude.

The study says any clothing – surgical gowns or normal clothing – aids in the spread of bacteria, which is best avoided.

Asked about this finding,Dr Vijay Dikshit, a senior cardiothoracic surgeon, who reaches to the very heart of the matter, said: “The scrubs and gloves are to protect the surgeons. We use disposable gloves for each surgery and linen scrubs used are sterilised and washed after surgery. I can say that the study is absurd because we have conducted so many hours of surgery and have never heard of infections through hospital scrubs.” Read full original article…

Source: Deccan Chronicle

20 July, 2017, 6:45 pm

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