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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 39-41

Effect of vaginal scrubbing on post-C-section infection


1 Department of Gynae, Category-D Hospital, Peshawar, Pakistan
2 Department of Gynae, DHQ Hospital, Upper Dir, KPK, Pakistan

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DOI: 10.4103/hmj.hmj_5_22

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Aims: The aim was to study the effect of vaginal scrubbing on post-C-section infection. Settings and Design: This was a randomised controlled trial. Subjects and Methods: This study was carried out from January 2019 to January 2021 on 434 patients who were divided into two groups: Group 0 which received abdominal and vulval scrubbing with povidone-iodine and Group 1 which also received vaginal scrubbing. Patients were monitored for any infection from the time of C-section to 30-day post-operative. Results: The mean ages of patients in Groups 0 and 1 were 27.15 ± 8.11 and 28.27 ± 8.14 years, respectively. Pyrexia was noted in 45 (10.4%) patients of Group 0 and 22 (5.1%) patients of the second group, respectively, with P = 0.01. Surgical site infection was noted in 22 (5.1%) patients of Group 0 and 21 (4.8%) patients of Group 1, P = 0.8. Endometritis occurred in 27 (6.2%) patients of Group 0 and 12 (2.8%) patients of Group 1; P = 0.01. Conclusions: Vaginal scrubbing reduces post-C-section infection.


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