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Operative vaginal delivery and postpartum infection

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During the past decade, there has been an increase in the awareness of infections associated with pregnancy and delivery. The most significant cause of post-partum infection is caesarean section; 20–25% of operations are followed by wound infections, endometritis or urinary tract infections. Approximately 13% of women in the UK undergo operative vaginal delivery (OVD) with forceps or vacuum, which is also associated with an increased risk of infection, estimated at 0.7%–16% of these deliverie...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1016/j.bpobgyn.2018.09.005

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Nuffield Dept of Population Health
Sub department:
NPEU
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Sub department:
NPEU
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-1984-4575
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Name:
National Institute for Health Research
Funding agency for:
Mohamed-Ahmed, O
Knight, M
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Best Practice and Research: Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology More from this journal
Volume:
56
Pages:
93-106
Publication date:
2018-09-29
Acceptance date:
2018-09-23
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EISSN:
1532-1932
ISSN:
1521-6934
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pubs:921880
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uuid:902b7656-417a-446e-99c8-fbe85bb5f5b2
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pubs:921880
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921880
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2018-09-26

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