Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104

  • Cesarean Section


The purpose of this study is to determine whether the timing of prophylactic antibiotic administration for cesarean section (immediate preoperative versus intraoperative administration) impacts the rate of postoperative febrile morbidity. The specific aim of the project is to test the hypothesis that preoperative antibiotic administration will decrease the rate of composite postoperative febrile morbidity.


Inclusion Criteria: - Gestational age > 36 weeks - Ability to understand requirements of the study - Elective/non-emergent cesarean section selected as route of delivery by treating physicians Exclusion Criteria: - Known fetal anomaly - Exposure to antibiotics within 7 days of admission, including intrapartum group B streptococcal (GBS) prophylaxis - Emergent cesarean delivery (i.e. for fetal distress, maternal distress, obstetric hemorrhage) - Overt maternal intrapartum infection requiring antibiotics - Prolonged rupture of membranes (>18 hours)



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Principal Investigator
George A. Macones, MD, MSCE
University of Pennsylvania

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
United States

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Date Processed: March 30, 2020

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