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Prophylactic antibiotics for transcervical intrauterine procedures.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17636811     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: The transcervical intrauterine route is commonly used for operative gynecological procedures in women. The vagina is an area of the body that is abundant with normal bacterial flora. An operative procedure through the vagina may, therefore, be considered to have added potential for resulting in post-procedure infection. Prophylactic antibiotics may play a role in the prevention of post-procedure transcervical intrauterine infections.
OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness and safety of antibiotic prophylaxis compared to placebo or no treatment in women undergoing transcervical intrauterine procedures.
SEARCH STRATEGY: The search strategy was based on the Menstrual Disorders and Subfertility Group's search strategy. The following databases were searched:Menstrual Disorders and Subfertility Group Specialized Register;Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) in The Cochrane Library 2006, Issue 4;MEDLINE (1966 to November 2006);EMBASE (1966 to November 2006);Biological Abstracts (1966 to October 2006);AMED (1966 to November 2006). Key words were prepared, in consultation with the Trials Search Coordinator, according to the terms related to our objective: antibiotic, antibiotics, prophylaxis, transvaginal, transcervical intrauterine, endometrial sample, endometrium sampling, endometrial biopsy, hysterosalpingography, hysteroscope, hysteroscopy, hysteroscopic surgery, endometrial ablation, and endometrial resection.
SELECTION CRITERIA: The review authors planned to include only truly randomized controlled trials that compared antibiotic prophylaxis with placebo or no treatment in order to prevent infectious complications after transcervical intrauterine procedures. Controlled clinical trials without randomization and pseudo-randomized trial were excluded.
DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS: No data collection or analysis was done because no trials were eligible for inclusion in the review.
MAIN RESULTS: The search did not identify any randomized controlled trials investigating the effect of antibiotic prophylaxis compared to placebo or no treatment in women undergoing transcervical intrauterine procedures.
AUTHORS' CONCLUSIONS: At this time, there are no published randomized controlled trials that assess prophylactic antibiotics effects on infectious complications following transcervical intrauterine procedures. It is, therefore, not possible to draw any conclusions regarding the use of prophylactic antibiotics for the prevention of post-procedure transcervical intrauterine infections.
J Thinkhamrop; M Laopaiboon; P Lumbiganon
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2007-07-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Cochrane database of systematic reviews     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1469-493X     ISO Abbreviation:  Cochrane Database Syst Rev     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-07-19     Completed Date:  2007-10-18     Revised Date:  2013-06-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100909747     Medline TA:  Cochrane Database Syst Rev     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  CD005637     Citation Subset:  IM    
Khon Kaen University, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen, Thailand, 40002.
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MeSH Terms
Antibiotic Prophylaxis*
Dilatation and Curettage / adverse effects
Gynecologic Surgical Procedures / adverse effects,  methods*
Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
Update In:
Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2013;5:CD005637   [PMID:  23728655 ]

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