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Enterococci in post-cesarean endometritis.

Publication ,  Journal Article
Walmer, D; Walmer, KR; Gibbs, RS
Published in: Obstetrics and gynecology
February 1988

Three hundred eleven patients with post-cesarean endometritis were treated with clindamycin and gentamicin. Isolation of enterococci in the endometrium was associated with use of cephalosporin prophylaxis (P less than .001). Other risk factors for enterococcus-associated endometritis included increased numbers of vaginal examinations (P = .018) and increased length of internal monitoring (P = .006). Patients with enterococcus-associated endometritis were less likely to respond to therapy with clindamycin and gentamicin than were patients without enterococci (82.4 versus 92.7%, respectively; P = .015). Patients with enterococcus-associated endometritis also were significantly more likely to have wound infection (15.7 versus 3.2%, respectively; P = .001). In a retrospective survey of 14 patients with postpartum enterococcal bacteremias, four (29%) had a poor response to initial therapy.

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Published In

Obstetrics and gynecology

EISSN

1873-233X

ISSN

0029-7844

Publication Date

February 1988

Volume

71

Issue

2

Start / End Page

159 / 162

Related Subject Headings

  • Streptococcus
  • Puerperal Infection
  • Pregnancy
  • Obstetrics & Reproductive Medicine
  • Humans
  • Gentamicins
  • Female
  • Endometrium
  • Endometritis
  • Drug Therapy, Combination
 

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Walmer, D., Walmer, K. R., & Gibbs, R. S. (1988). Enterococci in post-cesarean endometritis. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 71(2), 159–162.
Walmer, D., K. R. Walmer, and R. S. Gibbs. “Enterococci in post-cesarean endometritis.Obstetrics and Gynecology 71, no. 2 (February 1988): 159–62.
Walmer D, Walmer KR, Gibbs RS. Enterococci in post-cesarean endometritis. Obstetrics and gynecology. 1988 Feb;71(2):159–62.
Walmer, D., et al. “Enterococci in post-cesarean endometritis.Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol. 71, no. 2, Feb. 1988, pp. 159–62.
Walmer D, Walmer KR, Gibbs RS. Enterococci in post-cesarean endometritis. Obstetrics and gynecology. 1988 Feb;71(2):159–162.

Published In

Obstetrics and gynecology

EISSN

1873-233X

ISSN

0029-7844

Publication Date

February 1988

Volume

71

Issue

2

Start / End Page

159 / 162

Related Subject Headings

  • Streptococcus
  • Puerperal Infection
  • Pregnancy
  • Obstetrics & Reproductive Medicine
  • Humans
  • Gentamicins
  • Female
  • Endometrium
  • Endometritis
  • Drug Therapy, Combination