Timing of intravenous prophylactic antibiotics for preventing postpartum infectious morbidity in women undergoing cesarean delivery.

@article{Mackeen2014TimingOI,
  title={Timing of intravenous prophylactic antibiotics for preventing postpartum infectious morbidity in women undergoing cesarean delivery.},
  author={A Dhanya Mackeen and Roger Everett Packard and Erika Ota and Vincenzo Berghella and Jason K. Baxter},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
  year={2014},
  volume={12},
  pages={CD009516}
}
BACKGROUND Given the continued rise in cesarean birth rate and the increased risk of surgical site infections after cesarean birth compared with vaginal birth, effective interventions must be established for prevention of surgical site infections. Prophylactic intravenous (IV) antibiotic administration 60 minutes prior to skin incision is recommended for abdominal gynecologic surgery; however, administration of prophylactic antibiotics has traditionally been withheld until after neonatal… CONTINUE READING
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