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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Current Therapeutic Research - Clinical and Experimental|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1989|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pharmacology (medical)