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Prophylactic amoxicillin-clavulanic acid in elective cesarean section

Authors
Journal
Current Therapeutic Research
0011-393X
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
52
Issue
5
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0011-393x(05)80505-3
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

Abstract In a double-blind, randomized, controlled trial, the efficacy of intravenous amoxicillin-clavulanic acid (Augmentin®) in preventing post-cesarean section infections was studied in 35 healthy women undergoing elective lower segment cesarean section. Intravenous Augmentin or a placebo was administered before the operation. Both groups were comparable in terms of patient characteristics and operation variables. The group receiving Augmentin had no postoperative febrile or infectious morbidity. A larger proportion of patients in this group spent fewer days in hospital than those in the placebo group.

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