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Wound drainage for caesarean section

  1. Simon Gates1,*,
  2. Elizabeth R Anderson2

Editorial Group: Cochrane Wounds Group

Published Online: 13 DEC 2013

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004549.pub3


How to Cite

Gates S, Anderson ER. Wound drainage for caesarean section. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 12. Art. No.: CD004549. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004549.pub3.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Division of Health Sciences, Warwick Medical School, The University of Warwick, Warwick Clinical Trials Unit, Coventry, UK

  2. 2

    Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Department of Genito-urinary Medicine, Liverpool, UK

*Simon Gates, Warwick Clinical Trials Unit, Division of Health Sciences, Warwick Medical School, The University of Warwick, Gibbet Hill Road, Coventry, CV4 7AL, UK. s.gates@warwick.ac.uk.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New search for studies and content updated (conclusions changed)
  2. Published Online: 13 DEC 2013

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[Figure 1]
Figure 1. Risk of bias graph: review authors' judgements about each risk of bias item presented as percentages across all included studies.
[Figure 2]
Figure 2. Risk of bias summary: review authors' judgements about each risk of bias item for each included study.
[Analysis 1.1]
Analysis 1.1. Comparison 1 Wound drain versus no drain, Outcome 1 Wound infection.
[Analysis 1.2]
Analysis 1.2. Comparison 1 Wound drain versus no drain, Outcome 2 Wound complications.
[Analysis 1.3]
Analysis 1.3. Comparison 1 Wound drain versus no drain, Outcome 3 Febrile morbidity.
[Analysis 1.4]
Analysis 1.4. Comparison 1 Wound drain versus no drain, Outcome 4 Postoperative pain.
[Analysis 1.5]
Analysis 1.5. Comparison 1 Wound drain versus no drain, Outcome 5 Blood loss (ml).
[Analysis 1.6]
Analysis 1.6. Comparison 1 Wound drain versus no drain, Outcome 6 Blood transfusion.
[Analysis 1.7]
Analysis 1.7. Comparison 1 Wound drain versus no drain, Outcome 7 Duration of surgery (mins).
[Analysis 1.8]
Analysis 1.8. Comparison 1 Wound drain versus no drain, Outcome 8 Duration of postnatal hospital stay (days).
[Analysis 1.9]
Analysis 1.9. Comparison 1 Wound drain versus no drain, Outcome 9 Readmission to hospital.
[Analysis 1.10]
Analysis 1.10. Comparison 1 Wound drain versus no drain, Outcome 10 Breastfeeding at hospital discharge.
[Analysis 1.11]
Analysis 1.11. Comparison 1 Wound drain versus no drain, Outcome 11 Postoperative analgesia.
[Analysis 1.12]
Analysis 1.12. Comparison 1 Wound drain versus no drain, Outcome 12 Endometritis.
[Analysis 1.13]
Analysis 1.13. Comparison 1 Wound drain versus no drain, Outcome 13 Operative procedures on wound.
[Analysis 2.1]
Analysis 2.1. Comparison 2 Subcutaneous drain versus sub-sheath drain, Outcome 1 Wound infection.
[Analysis 2.2]
Analysis 2.2. Comparison 2 Subcutaneous drain versus sub-sheath drain, Outcome 2 Febrile morbidity.
[Analysis 3.1]
Analysis 3.1. Comparison 3 Wound drain versus subcutaneous suture, Outcome 1 Wound infection.
[Analysis 3.2]
Analysis 3.2. Comparison 3 Wound drain versus subcutaneous suture, Outcome 2 Wound complications.
[Analysis 3.3]
Analysis 3.3. Comparison 3 Wound drain versus subcutaneous suture, Outcome 3 Febrile morbidity.
[Analysis 3.4]
Analysis 3.4. Comparison 3 Wound drain versus subcutaneous suture, Outcome 4 Blood loss.
[Analysis 3.5]
Analysis 3.5. Comparison 3 Wound drain versus subcutaneous suture, Outcome 5 Duration of surgery (mins).
[Analysis 3.6]
Analysis 3.6. Comparison 3 Wound drain versus subcutaneous suture, Outcome 6 Duration of postnatal hospital (days).
[Analysis 3.7]
Analysis 3.7. Comparison 3 Wound drain versus subcutaneous suture, Outcome 7 Postoperative pain.
[Analysis 3.8]
Analysis 3.8. Comparison 3 Wound drain versus subcutaneous suture, Outcome 8 Endometritis.