How are postpartum infections prevented?

Updated: Oct 11, 2019
  • Author: Andy W Wong, MD; Chief Editor: Bruce M Lo, MD, MBA, CPE, RDMS, FACEP, FAAEM, FACHE  more...
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A Cochrane review found that for the prevention of post-caesarean endometritis, there was no clear difference between irrigation and intravenous antibiotic prophylaxis, however further research is necessary. [23]  Another Cochrane review reported that post uncomplicated vaginal birth, routine administration of antibiotics may reduce the risk of endometritis, however, further studies are also needed. [24]


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