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Table 1 Type and duration of operations included and number of gloves assessed per operation

From: Bacterial migration through punctured surgical gloves under real surgical conditions

type of operation duration type gloves worn
rectum/sigma resection 108 min colorectal 8
relaparatomy, purulent situs 57 min emergency 4
Rectum resection 184 min colorectal 9 (5/4)*
Rectum resection 155 min colorectal 8
hemicolectomy 109 min colorectal 8
hemicolectomy 74 min colorectal 13 (7/6)*
extended hemicolectomy 150 min colorectal 16
hemicolectomy right 100 min colorectal 16
Sigma resection 177 min colorectal 8
partial resection of colon 232 min colorectal 4
Rectum amputation 171 min colorectal 4
hemicolectomy/rectum resection 99 min colorectal 12
replacemant of ileostomy 61 min colorectal 12
Rectum amputation 144 min colorectal 12
Rectum amputation 150 min colorectal 12
hemicolectomy 62 min colorectal 12
Sigma resection 297 min colorectal 16
relaparatomy 85 min emergency 8
revision colon fistula 161 min emergency 4
hemicolectomy 109 min colorectal 8
  Median 126.5 min   ∑ = 194
  1. * outer/inner gloves; in these cases, only the outer glove was changed due to the intraoperative situation