The timing of antibiotics at cesarean: a randomized controlled trial.

@article{Macones2012TheTO,
  title={The timing of antibiotics at cesarean: a randomized controlled trial.},
  author={George A. Macones and Kirsten Lawrence Cleary and Samuel Parry and David M. Stamilio and Alison G Cahill and Anthony O Odibo and Roxane M Rampersad},
  journal={American journal of perinatology},
  year={2012},
  volume={29 4},
  pages={273-6}
}
We compared maternal and neonatal outcomes in women who received prophylactic antibiotics prior to skin incision to those who received antibiotics at cord clamp. We performed a randomized clinical trial at two sites. Eligible women included those undergoing nonemergency cesarean at 36 weeks' gestation or greater. Subjects were randomized (permuted blocks) into one of two treatments: "preoperative antibiotics" (cefazolin 1 g given <30 minutes prior to skin incision) or "intraoperative… CONTINUE READING