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The aim: The purpose of this study was to examine the efficacy of cefotaxime before and after skin incision in avoiding post-operative infection complications in caesarean section women, also evaluation the efficacy of cefotaxime in reducing post-caesarean section complications. Materials and methods: We conducted 150 women who undergoing caesarean section in the Obstetrics & Gynecological Department, Babylon government from January, 2021 to March, 2021. The caesarean operations were done by using standard protocols. Each patient was examined daily and post-operative infectious. Women were randomly divided into three groups; each group contains 50 women; Group 1: (control) given normal saline 12 hr. before and after skin incision. Group 2 (pre-operation antibiotic): given single dose of cefotaxime 1 g intravenously 12 hr. before skin incision, and Group 3 (post-operation antibiotic): given single dose of cefotaxime 1 g intravenously 12 hr after operation. Results: The outcome measures were post-operative febrile morbidity, healing period and urinary tract infections, in addition to socioeconomic state of each woman. Conclusions: cefotaxime pre-cesarean section could ameliorate post-operative problems such as infection of surgical wound, febrile, and urinary tract infections.


Mahmood J Jawad, Saif M Hassan, Ahmed Kareem Obaid, Najah R Hadi. ROLE OF PRE-CESAREAN SECTION CEFOTAXIME IN AMELIORATED POST-CESAREAN COMPLICATION. Wiadomosci lekarskie (Warsaw, Poland : 1960). 2022;75(4 pt 1):818-823

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