Chapter 89. Postpartum Endometritis

  1. John T. Queenan MD Professor Chairman Emeritus2,
  2. John C. Hobbins MD Professor of Obstetrics3 and
  3. Catherine Y. Spong MD Chief4
  1. Jonathan Hodor DO, MS

Published Online: 30 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444312904.ch89

Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, Fourth Edition

Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Hodor, J. (2005) Postpartum Endometritis, in Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, Fourth Edition (eds J. T. Queenan, J. C. Hobbins and C. Y. Spong), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444312904.ch89

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Georgetown University School of Medicine, 3257 N Street NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA

  2. 3

    University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 4200 East 9th Avenue, B-198, Denver, CO 80262, USA

  3. 4

    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Center for Developmental Biology and Perinatal Medicine, Pregnancy and Perinatology Branch, National Institutes of Health, 6100 Executive Bivd, Bethesda, MD 20892-7510, USA

Author Information

  1. Georgetown University Hospital, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 3800 Reservoir Road NW, 3 PHC, Washington, DC 20007-2197, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 9 SEP 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405125796

Online ISBN: 9781444312904

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Keywords:

  • postpartum endometritis - inflammatory process;
  • primary route of uterine cavity contamination - ascending infection from vaginal flora;
  • polymicrobial infection leading to postpartum endometritis;
  • bacteroides - positive blood culture;
  • recommendation of clinical correlation;
  • controlling infection - removal of suspected or diagnostic identifiable tissue;
  • IV antibiotic therapy

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Pathophysiology

  • Diagnosis

  • Treatment

  • Complications

  • Follow-Up

  • Prevention

  • Conclusions

  • References

  • Suggested Reading