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Infections urinaires puerperales: Role de l'analgesie epidurale, schema de prevention. [Puerperal urinary tract infections: role of epidural analgesia, a scheme for prevention]
Journal de Gynécologie, Obstétrique et Biologie de la Reproduction
Epidural analgesia often leads to an increase in the number of catheterisations because of the modifications that result in the physiology of the urinary tract. These catheterisations lead to lower urinary tract infections. Our study on 312 patients shows that: under epidural analgesia it is necessary to carry out catheterisation 3.6 times more frequently; urinary tract infections are 2.6 times more frequent under epidural analgesia; the incidence of urinary tract infection multiplies in accordance with the number of catheterisations whether there has been epidural analgesia or not; a single prophylactic dose of 3 g of amoxycillin can avoid three-quarters of these infections.
Adult Amoxicillin/therapeutic use *Anesthesia, Epidural *Anesthesia, Obstetrical Female Humans Pregnancy Premedication Prospective Studies Puerperal Infection/*prevention & control Urinary Catheterization/*adverse effects Urinary Tract Infections/etiology/*prevention & control
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