Single-dose piperacillin prophylaxis for cesarean section

S. M. Cox, M. J. Lucas, T. W. Lowe, M. L. Roark, F. G. Cunningham

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In this prospective study we compared single-dose piperacillin with three-dose cephalosporin for perioperative prophylaxis in women at high risk for cesarean section infections. The incidence of postoperative pelvic infections was not different in women given either one-dose piperacillin, or three-dose cefazolin or cefoxitin. These findings lead us to conclude that single-dose piperacillin given perioperatively has an efficacy similar to three-dose traditional therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)540-542
Number of pages3
JournalCurrent Therapeutic Research - Clinical and Experimental
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacology (medical)


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