Adjunctive Azithromycin Prophylaxis for Cesarean Delivery

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(Abstracted from N Engl J Med 2016;375:1231–1241)

Pregnancy-associated infections after cesarean delivery are a significant cause of maternal deaths in the United States. Earlier studies proposed that an azithromycin-based extended-spectrum prophylaxis in combination with standard cephalosporin prophylaxis may reduce the risk of infection following cesarean delivery more than standard prophylaxis alone.

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