Posts Tagged ‘Cesarean Delivery’

Azithromycin Prophylaxis for Cesarean Delivery

Posted by • September 29th, 2016

Cesarean delivery is the most common major surgical procedure and is associated with a rate of surgical-site infection (including endometritis and wound infection) that is 5 to 10 times the rate for vaginal delivery. Tita et al. assessed whether the addition of azithromycin to standard antibiotic prophylaxis before skin incision would reduce the incidence of… Read More…

Randomized Trial of Skin Antiseptics at Cesarean Delivery

Posted by • February 17th, 2016

Cesarean section is the most common major abdominal surgery performed in the US and a substantial part of my work as an obstetrician.  So, I was excited about the article just published  in NEJM on skin antisepsis for these procedures.   This article reports a well-executed, randomized controlled trial with a very simple design that included… Read More…