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Prevention of Infection After Cesarean Delivery

DUFF, PATRICK MD

doi: 10.1097/GRF.0000000000000460
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The critical measures of importance in reducing the frequency of postcesarean infection are preoperative cleansing of the vagina with a povidone-iodine solution, administration of cefazolin plus azithromycin before surgery, preparation of the abdomen with a chlorhexidine solution, removal of the placenta by traction on the cord, closure of the deep part of the subcutaneous layer, and closure of the skin with sutures rather than staples.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida

The author declares that he has nothing to disclose.

Correspondence: Patrick Duff, MD, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL. E-mail: duffp@ufl.edu

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