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The large randomised controlled trial on the effect of antibiotics to prevent infection after operative vaginal delivery by Marian Knight and colleaguesin The Lancet is practice changing. Operative vaginal deliveries include either vacuum or forceps, and are used in about 2–15% of births.Even if one conservatively estimates 2% of babies are born by operative vaginal delivery globally, about 2 700 000 of the world’s 135 million annual births are operative vaginal deliveries. Up to 16% of these births can be associated with infection without antibiotics prophylaxis,representing……. continue readinghttps://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(19)30845-1/fulltext?dgcid=raven_jbs_etoc_email

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