Maternal infection rates after cesarean delivery by Pfannenstiel or Joel-Cohen incision: a multicenter surveillance study.

@article{Dumas2009MaternalIR,
  title={Maternal infection rates after cesarean delivery by Pfannenstiel or Joel-Cohen incision: a multicenter surveillance study.},
  author={Anne Dumas and Raphaelle Girard and Louis Ayzac and Emmanuelle Caillat-Vallet and Françoise Tissot-Guerraz and Agn{\`e}s Vincent-Bouletreau and Michel Berland},
  journal={European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology},
  year={2009},
  volume={147 2},
  pages={
          139-43
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Our purpose was to evaluate maternal nosocomial infection rates according to the incision technique used for caesarean delivery, in a routine surveillance study. STUDY DESIGN This was a prospective study of 5123 cesarean deliveries (43.2% Joel-Cohen, 56.8% Pfannenstiel incisions) in 35 maternity units (Mater Sud Est network). Data on routine surveillance variables, operative duration, and three additional variables (manual removal of the placenta, uterine exteriorization, and/or… CONTINUE READING

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