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Houston, Texas 77054


This study is designed to demonstrate that women in labor become infected without exhibiting any clinical signs or symptoms of infection.

Study summary:

The infection is a dynamic process probably beginning shortly after the onset of labor. This process continues and is enhanced during active uterine contractions, which result in bacteria from the vagina being drawn up into the uterine cavity. During labor, bacterial colonization of the amniotic fluid, the decidua, and even the fetus can occur, resulting in infection of the mother and the fetus.


Inclusion Criteria: 1. Patients must be afebrile throughout labor. 2. Amniotic fluid must be not purulent; presence of meconium is not an exclusion. 3. Patients undergoing an elective cesarean section. 4. Patients who have labored with intact or ruptured amniotic membranes. Exclusion Criteria: 1. Patient with a temperature of ≥ 100.4o F. 2. White blood cell count ≥ 24,000. 3. Suspicion of chorioamnionitis. 4. Suspicion of a urinary tract infection. 5. Presence of diarrhea (defined > 4 liquid stools in a 24 hour period). 6. Patient currently taking therapeutic antibiotics.



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Sebastian Faro, MD, PhD
The Woman's Hospital of Texas

Backup Contact:


Location Contact:

Houston, Texas 77054
United States

Donna Roth, BA
Phone: 713-791-7129
Email: Donna.Roth@HCAhealthcare.com

Site Status: Recruiting

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 09, 2019

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