Table 8

Clinical Importance and Interest in Participating in Study

No. (%)


Amount an alternative irrigating solution technique needs reduce infection risk before the improvement is considered "clinically important" (Relative Risk Reduction)

Any reduction at all

181 (19.3%)

5%

100 (10.7%)

10%

167 (17.8%)

15%

63 (6.7%)

20%

155 (16.5%)

25%

99 (10.6%)

30%

51 (5.4%)

35%

8 (0.9%)

40%

10 (1.1%)

50%

57 (6.1%)

>50%

6 (0.6%)

I would participate in a multi-centre randomized controlled study assessing different irrigating solutions and irrigating pressures

Yes

612 (62.7%)

No

359 (36.8%)

Maybe

5 (0.5%)

There is a need for randomized trials to evaluate irrigating solutions

Yes

803(84.7%)

I would change my practice if a trial showed a clear benefit of one irrigating solution or pressure IF it was different from my current approach

Yes

889(94.2%)


Petrisor et al. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:7   doi:10.1186/1471-2474-9-7

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