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A case-control study of wound abscess after cesarean delivery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6888827     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A retrospective, case-control study was performed to determine risk factors for, and complications of, wound abscess after cesarean delivery. The records of 64 patients with abscess and 64 controls were examined. The following variables were significantly associated with wound abscess: labor duration, interval from rupture of membranes to delivery, number of vaginal examinations, duration of internal fetal monitoring, operating time, and estimated blood loss. Also strongly associated were presence of endometritis or chorioamnionitis, fever in labor, and an indication of dystocia. The mean hospital stay was six days longer in patients with wound abscess. Fascial dehiscence requiring repair was present in 4.7%.
Authors:
R S Gibbs; J D Blanco; P J St Clair
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  62     ISSN:  0029-7844     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  1983 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-10-21     Completed Date:  1983-10-21     Revised Date:  2009-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  498-501     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Abscess / diagnosis*,  etiology,  microbiology
Adult
Bacteria / isolation & purification
Cesarean Section / adverse effects*
Female
Humans
Pregnancy
Retrospective Studies
Risk
Surgical Wound Infection / diagnosis*,  microbiology

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