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Cochrane corner: water for wound cleansing.

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BACKGROUND: Although various solutions have been recommended for cleansing wounds, normal saline is favoured as it is an isotonic solution and does not interfere with the normal healing process. Tap water is commonly used in the community for cleansing wounds because it is easily accessible, efficient and cost effective; however, there is an unresolved debate about its use. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this review was to assess the effects of water compared with other solutions for wound clea...

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10.1177/1753193412443640

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
Journal:
The Journal of hand surgery, European volume
Volume:
37
Issue:
4
Pages:
375-376
Publication date:
2012-05-05
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EISSN:
2043-6289
ISSN:
1753-1934
URN:
uuid:c38dbace-d39a-4504-a4cf-0876106feef0
Source identifiers:
329912
Local pid:
pubs:329912

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