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The efficacy of ampicillin compared with ceftriaxone on preventing cesarean surgical site infections: an observational prospective cohort study

Overview of attention for article published in Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, January 2018
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Title
The efficacy of ampicillin compared with ceftriaxone on preventing cesarean surgical site infections: an observational prospective cohort study
Published in
Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, January 2018
DOI 10.1186/s13756-018-0304-6
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Srisuda Assawapalanggool, Nongyao Kasatpibal, Supatra Sirichotiyakul, Rajin Arora, Watcharin Suntornlimsiri, Anucha Apisarnthanarak

Abstract

Cesarean surgical site infections (SSIs) can be prevented by proper preoperative antibiotic prophylaxis. Differences in antibiotic selection in clinical practice exist according to obstetricians' preferences despite clear guidelines on preoperative antibiotic prophylaxis. This study aimed to compare the efficacy of ampicillin and ceftriaxone in preventing cesarean SSIs. The observational prospective cohort study was conducted at a tertiary hospital in Thailand from 1 January 2007 to 31 December 2012. Propensity scores for ceftriaxone prophylaxis were calculated from potential influencing confounders. The cesarean SSI rates of the ceftriaxone group vs. those of the ampicillin prophylactic group were estimated by multilevel mixed-effects Poisson regression nested by propensity score. Data of 4149 cesarean patients were collected. Among these, 911 patients received ceftriaxone whereas 3238 patients received ampicillin as preoperative antibiotic prophylaxis. The incidence of incisional SSIs was (0.1% vs. 1.2%; p = 0.001) and organ space SSIs was (1.2% vs. 2.9%; p = 0.003) in the ceftriaxone group compared with the ampicillin group. After adjusting for confounders, the rate ratios of incisional and organ/space SSIs in the ceftriaxone compared with the ampicillin group did not differ (RR, 0.23; 95% CI 0.03-1.78), and (RR, 1.62; 95% CI 0.83-3.18), respectively. These data indicate no difference exists between ampicillin and ceftriaxone to prevent SSIs after cesarean section. Ampicillin may be used as antibiotic prophylaxis in cesarean section.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 59 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 9 15%
Student > Bachelor 8 14%
Other 4 7%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 7%
Professor 3 5%
Other 11 19%
Unknown 20 34%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 15 25%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 10 17%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 3%
Mathematics 1 2%
Other 6 10%
Unknown 21 36%

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