Needlestick Injuries (Needlestick Injury)

Penetrating stab wounds caused by needles. They are of special concern to health care workers since such injuries put them at risk for developing infectious disease.
Also Known As:
Needlestick Injury; Injuries, Needlestick; Needle-Stick Injuries; Needle-Sticks; Needlesticks; Injuries, Needle-Stick; Injuries, Sharps; Injury, Needle-Stick; Injury, Needlestick; Injury, Sharps; Needle Stick Injuries; Needle Sticks; Needle-Stick; Needle-Stick Injury; Needlestick; Sharps Injury; Sharps Injuries
Networked: 446 relevant articles (23 outcomes, 36 trials/studies)

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Disease Context: Research Results

Related Diseases

1. Pain (Aches)
2. Infection
3. Wounds and Injuries (Trauma)
4. Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever
5. Hyperalgesia


1. Lavoie, Marie-Claude: 3 articles (01/2014 - 05/2010)
2. Gasthaus, Klaus: 3 articles (12/2013 - 01/2009)
3. Wittmann, Andreas: 3 articles (12/2013 - 01/2009)
4. Köver, Jan: 3 articles (12/2013 - 01/2009)
5. Kralj, Nenad: 3 articles (12/2013 - 01/2009)
6. Hofmann, Friedrich: 3 articles (12/2013 - 01/2009)
7. Patrician, Patricia A: 3 articles (12/2012 - 12/2010)
8. Loan, Lori: 3 articles (12/2012 - 12/2010)
9. Slifer, Keith J: 3 articles (08/2011 - 01/2002)
10. Andersson, Lars: 3 articles (02/2008 - 01/2005)

Drugs and Biologics

Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to Needlestick Injuries:
1. InterferonsIBA
2. Hepatitis B Vaccines (Hepatitis B Vaccine)IBA
3. RNA (Ribonucleic Acid)IBA
4. Lidocaine (Xylocaine)FDA LinkGeneric
5. Prilocaine (Citanest)FDA LinkGeneric
6. VaccinesIBA
7. Anesthetics (Anesthetic Agents)IBA
8. EMLAFDA LinkGeneric
9. Naloxone (Narcan)FDA LinkGeneric
10. Combined VaccinesIBA

Therapies and Procedures

1. Protective Devices (Safety Device)
2. Sutures (Suture)
3. Injections
4. Surgical Gloves (Surgical Glove)
05/01/2010 - "To compare the efficacy of 4 different types of surgical gloves for preventing exposure to blood as a result of needlestick injury. "
01/01/2014 - "Needlestick fluid transmission through surgical gloves of the same thickness."
03/01/2000 - "We compared the sensitivity of WLT and ECT in detecting glove needle-stick injury in two commonly used brands of surgical gloves. "
01/01/1996 - "A sequential safety program is proposed beginning with the following steps: 1) evaluation and staging of the patient and associated complications; 2) protection of the major surgical and laser instruments; 3) use of an efficient evacuator system to avoid plumes of laser fragments from polluting the operating room environment; 4) protection of the operating room staff with special eye protection including helmets and shields, fluid-soak-resistant fabrics for garments, double surgical gloves, and special orderly trays with safety holders for syringes, needles, sharp instruments, and suture holders; 5) reporting and treatment of accidents, such as needlestick puncture wounds, that require immediate attention and an infectious disease consultation; 6) postoperative care, which includes providing medical health care personnel protection from bloody bandages, needles, and the infectious patient; and 7) and finally, the washing and sterilizing of contaminated instruments by medical health care personnel using face shields and masks, gloves, and protective fabrics for garments. "
07/01/1991 - "An intermediate glove of Kevlar or of Kevlar or cotton impregnated with virucidal compound nonoxynol-9 between standard latex gloves may improve surgical glove safety, compared with latex gloves alone with respect to needlestick transmission of HIV-1. "
5. Catheters