The effect of internal fetal monitoring on maternal infection following cesarean section.
A retrospective review of 300 cesarean sections was performed. Patients with internal fetal monitoring were at no greater risk for infection than were those patients with labor and rupture of membranes but without internal monitoring. However, the combination of rupture of membranes and labor was a major risk factor for both the frequency and severity of maternal infection after cesarean section. Once membranes are ruptured, we find no contraindication to the use of internal monitoring.
Published In/Presented At
Gibbs, R. S., Listwa, H. M., & Read, J. A. (1976). The effect of internal fetal monitoring on maternal infection following cesarean section. Obstetrics and gynecology, 48(6), 653–658.
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology