Antibiotic prophylaxis versus no prophylaxis for preventing infection after cesarean section

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  • Intervention

Authors

  • Fiona M Smaill,

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    1. McMaster University, Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    • Fiona M Smaill, Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Room 2N16, 1200 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario, L8N 3Z5, Canada. smaill@mcmaster.ca.

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  • Gillian ML Gyte

    1. The University of Liverpool, Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group, School of Reproductive and Developmental Medicine, Division of Perinatal and Reproductive Medicine, Liverpool, UK
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Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

To determine, from the best evidence available, the effectiveness of prophylactic antibiotic treatment compared with placebo, or no treatment, given to women when undergoing a cesarean section for reducing the incidence of febrile morbidity, wound infection, endometritis, urinary tract infection or any serious infectious complication, and to assess potential adverse effects and any impact on the infant, either short term or long term.

Comparisons between specific regimens will be excluded as these are assessed in another Cochrane review (Hopkins 1999).