Increased peri- and post-elective cesarean section morbidity in women infected with human immunodeficiency virus-1: a case-controlled multicenter study

@article{Lapaire2006IncreasedPA,
  title={Increased peri- and post-elective cesarean section morbidity in women infected with human immunodeficiency virus-1: a case-controlled multicenter study},
  author={Olav Lapaire and Olivier Irion and Annemarie Koch-Holch and Wolfgang Holzgreve and Christoph Rudin and Irene Mathilde Hoesli},
  journal={Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics},
  year={2006},
  volume={274},
  pages={165-169}
}
Objective: Although elective cesarean section (ECS) is the currently recommended modality for delivering women infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), historical evidence suggests that they are at higher risk of postoperative complications than noninfected women. Those risks have to be carefully balanced against the presumed minimal benefit of ECS, especially in the case of low viral load and high CD4 counts. We therefore compared the incidence and type of post-ECS complications… CONTINUE READING