Pre-incision antibiotic prophylaxis reduces the incidence of post-caesarean surgical site infection

Brown, J., Thompson, M., Sinnya, S., Jeffery, A., de Costa, C., Woods, C., Howat, P., and Raulli, A. (2013) Pre-incision antibiotic prophylaxis reduces the incidence of post-caesarean surgical site infection. Journal of Hospital Infection, 83 (1). pp. 68-70.

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Abstract

A two-part prospective study was conducted to assess rates of surgical site infection (SSI) following caesarean section in a large Australian regional hospital before and after a change of timing of antibiotic prophylaxis from after cord clamping to pre-incision. SSI rates dropped from 10.8% in 2010 to 2.8% in 2011 with no adverse neonatal consequences, providing further evidence that antibiotic prophylaxis should be given pre-incision for caesarean section in hospitals in Australia and New Zealand, as is now accepted practice elsewhere.

Item ID: 31796
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: surgical site infection, antibiotic prophylaxis, caesarean section
ISSN: 1532-2939
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2014 01:41
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1114 Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine > 111402 Obstetrics and Gynaecology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920507 Womens Health @ 100%
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