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Postcesarean infection.

Normand, M C; Damato, E G.
J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs; 30(6): 642-8, 2001.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-11724200
In 1998, 20.2% of the approximately 4 million births in the United States occurred via cesarean delivery. Routine antibiotic prophylaxis has significantly reduced morbidity, yet each year between 41,000 and 206,000 women develop a subsequent infection of the uterus or surgical incision. A thorough understanding of the pathophysiology and complex interaction of risk factors for metritis and wound infection is vital for perinatal nurses. Nurses have a critical role in the identification and treatment of postcesarean infection.
Selo DaSilva