Comparison of suture types in the closure of scalp wounds.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/229138
Title:
Comparison of suture types in the closure of scalp wounds.
Authors:
Bonham, Joseph
Affiliation:
St. James's Hospital, Dublin.
Citation:
Comparison of suture types in the closure of scalp wounds. 2011, 19 (3):34-9 Emerg Nurse
Journal:
Emergency nurse : the journal of the RCN Accident and Emergency Nursing Association
Issue Date:
Jun-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/229138
PubMed ID:
21823568
Abstract:
Innovation in practice can benefit patients and healthcare providers but must be evidence based. This article describes a quantitative study of whether absorbable sutures are as beneficial as non-absorbable sutures in the management of simple scalp lacerations in adults. The results suggest that absorbable sutures can provide the same cosmetic and functional results as non-absorbable sutures. Their use can also reduce patient returns and save money and resources.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Adult; Aged; Biocompatible Materials; Cicatrix; Female; Humans; Lacerations; Male; Middle Aged; Scalp; Sutures; Wound Healing
ISSN:
1354-5752

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorBonham, Josephen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-15T13:37:28Z-
dc.date.available2012-06-15T13:37:28Z-
dc.date.issued2011-06-
dc.identifier.citationComparison of suture types in the closure of scalp wounds. 2011, 19 (3):34-9 Emerg Nurseen_GB
dc.identifier.issn1354-5752-
dc.identifier.pmid21823568-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/229138-
dc.description.abstractInnovation in practice can benefit patients and healthcare providers but must be evidence based. This article describes a quantitative study of whether absorbable sutures are as beneficial as non-absorbable sutures in the management of simple scalp lacerations in adults. The results suggest that absorbable sutures can provide the same cosmetic and functional results as non-absorbable sutures. Their use can also reduce patient returns and save money and resources.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Emergency nurse : the journal of the RCN Accident and Emergency Nursing Associationen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshAged-
dc.subject.meshBiocompatible Materials-
dc.subject.meshCicatrix-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshLacerations-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged-
dc.subject.meshScalp-
dc.subject.meshSutures-
dc.subject.meshWound Healing-
dc.titleComparison of suture types in the closure of scalp wounds.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentSt. James's Hospital, Dublin.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalEmergency nurse : the journal of the RCN Accident and Emergency Nursing Associationen_GB
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
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