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Vaginal Cleansing Immediately Before Cesarean Delivery: Clinical Effectiveness, Cost-Effectiveness, and Guidelines

Last updated: March 1, 2019
Project Number: RB1312-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of vaginal cleansing immediately before cesarean delivery?
  2. What is the cost-effectiveness of vaginal cleansing immediately before cesarean delivery?
  3. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding vaginal cleansing immediately before cesarean delivery?

Key Message

Three systematic reviews with meta-analyses, four randomized controlled trials, three non-randomized trials, and one evidence-based guideline were identified regarding vaginal cleansing immediately before cesarean delivery.