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The effect of ampicillin and colistin on post-Caesarean section endometritis with identification of possible risk factors.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6585194     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Two hundred and seventy eight women undergoing Caesarean section were evaluated retrospectively to determine the value of prophylactic antibiotic treatment. The patients were divided into 2 groups: 180 women who received no prophylactic treatment and 98 who were treated prophylactically with ampicillin and colistin (Colymycin). Significantly lower rates of infection with prophylactic treatment were found in all groups studied (P less than 0.001) (P less than 0.05 in the group with premature rupture of membranes). Premature rupture of membranes was found to be the only risk factor significantly altering the rate of infection in the untreated group. Patients with premature rupture of membranes or with prolonged stay in the labour room prior to surgery had a significantly higher rate of infection even after the introduction of prophylactic treatment with ampicillin and colistin (P less than 0.001).
A Birkenfeld; S O Anteby
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Australian & New Zealand journal of obstetrics & gynaecology     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0004-8666     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  1983 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-05-24     Completed Date:  1984-05-24     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0001027     Medline TA:  Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  204-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Ampicillin / administration & dosage*
Cesarean Section*
Colistin / administration & dosage*
Drug Therapy, Combination
Endometritis / microbiology,  prevention & control*
Fetal Membranes, Premature Rupture / complications
Puerperal Infection / microbiology,  prevention & control*
Retrospective Studies
Time Factors
Reg. No./Substance:
1066-17-7/Colistin; 69-53-4/Ampicillin

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