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Letter to the editor: Non-sterile gloves and dressing versus sterile gloves, dressings and drapes for suturing of traumatic wounds in the emergency department: a non-inferiority multicentre randomised controlled trial
  1. Hiraku Funakoshi
  1. Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Tokyo Bay Urayasu Ichikawa Medical Center, Urayasu, Chiba, Japan
  1. Correspondence to Dr Hiraku Funakoshi, Emergency medicine, Tokyo Bay Urayasu Ichikawa Iryo Center, Urayasu, Chiba, Japan; hirakuf{at}

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I read with interest the recently published article by Zwaans et al.1 This paper provides essential information about the safety of non-sterile gloves and dressing for suturing traumatic wounds in the ED. Conducting a nationwide randomised control trial is a considerable undertaking. …

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  • Handling editor David Metcalfe

  • Contributors HF drafted this manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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