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A systematic review of maternal intrinsic risk factors associated with surgical site infection following caesarean sections

Lakhan, Prabha; Doherty, Jennifer; Jones , M; Clements, Archie

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We undertook a systematic reviewof maternal intrinsic risk factors associated with surgical site infection (SSI) following Caesarean section (CS). Studies published in theEnglish language from 1990 to 2007, meeting specific inclusion criteria, were identified from searches of six health and medical literature electronic databases. Two reviewers independently assessed studies for inclusion and extracted data. Fifteen included studies found two independent risk factors for overall SSI: obesity...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/74575
Source: Healthcare Infection
DOI: 10.1071/HI10001

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