Uterine Flora During Elective and Urgent Cesarean Sections
Hypothesis: The bacterial flora of the uterus during elective Cesarean sections differs from the uterine flora during non-elective Cesarean sections. We want to study whether the uterine flora can predict post-cesarean febrile morbidity and endometritis.
|Study Design:||Time Perspective: Prospective|
|Official Title:||Uterine Flora During Elective and Urgent Cesarean Sections and Its Relationship to Postpartum Complications.|
- To compare bacteriological growth between elective and non-elective cesarean section [ Time Frame: 5 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
- To study the various bacteria growth in the uteri, and to compare type of bacteria to post-op morbidity [ Time Frame: 5 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
Biospecimen Retention: Samples Without DNA
Uterine bacteriological cultures
|Study Start Date:||January 2005|
|Study Completion Date:||September 2008|
Elective Cesarean sections
Non-elective cesarean section
Objective: To evaluate the uterine flora at the time of elective and non-elective cesarean sections and to study the relationship to the development of postpartum fever and/or endometritis.
Methods: Eight-hundred women who will be delivered by cesarean section will be enrolled in this study. Cultures will be obtained during the surgery from the open uterine cavity after removal of the placenta. Data regarding postpartum morbidity would be collected.