Antibiotics prophylaxis decreases the risk of Infection afte
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The study suggests that prophylactic antibiotics help to prevent genital tract infection in women undergoing surgical procedures for incomplete abortion.

The objective was to synthesize systematically the evidence on the effect of prophylactic antibiotics compared with placebo in women undergoing surgical procedures for incomplete abortion.

PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane Central for Register of Controlled Trials were searched for relevant published randomized controlled trials. A total of 16 178 women who participated in 24 eligible randomized controlled trials were included.

- Pooled estimates showed the risk of GTI following surgical procedures after incomplete abortion was significantly lower among those who had prophylactic antibiotics.

- There was no significant effect of antibiotics in women in low- and middle-income countries, but it was clinically and statistically significant among women in high-income countries, with a strong level of evidence as assessed by GRADE.

In conclusion, this study provides evidence that antibiotic prophylaxis is beneficial in reducing post-abortion GTI among women undergoing surgical procedures for incomplete abortion.

BJOG
Source: https://doi.org/10.1111/1471-0528.16637
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