Effect of amnioinfusion on the incidence of postpartum endometritis in patients undergoing cesarean delivery

M. D. Moen, R. E. Besinger, P. G. Tomich, S. G. Fisher

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Abstract

We reviewed records from 251 consecutive cesarean deliveries performed over a six-month period to evaluate the effect of amnioinfusion during labor on the incidence of postpartum endometritis in patients who delivered by cesarean section. One hundred fifty-four patients were excluded because they were not in labor, were at less than 35 weeks' gestation or received antibiotics during labor. Twenty-three of the remaining 97 patients received amnioinfusion during labor and represented the study group. Seventy-four patients did not receive amnioinfusion during labor and were used as controls. The incidence of postpartum endometritis in the amnioinfusion group was 13%, while the incidence in the group not receiving amnioinfusion was 38% (relative risk, 0.34; 95% confidence interval, 0.13-0.88; P = .026). Amioinfusion during labor appears to significantly decrease the incidence of postpartum endometritis in patients subsequently undergoing cesarean delivery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)383-386
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist
Volume40
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1995

Keywords

  • amniotic fluid
  • cesarean section
  • endometritis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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