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dc.contributor.authorKetcheson, Felicia
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-28T11:50:23Z
dc.date.available2015-08-28T11:50:23Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10222/61274
dc.description.abstractSurgical site infections (SSIs) can be serious complications after Caesarean section. Therefore, we determined among women undergoing a Caesarean section in Nova Scotia: 1) the incidence of SSI to hospital discharge, 2) risk factors associated with the development of a SSI, and 3) risk factors associated with the development of a SSI using a more inclusive SSI definition. Using a perinatal provincial database, we created a retrospective cohort of Nova Scotian women undergoing Caesarean section from 1997-2012 and followed them to hospital discharge. We determined risk factors for SSI using logistic regression with generalized estimating equations. The SSI rate decreased over our study period. The number of Caesarean sections performed per hospital per year; pre-pregnancy weight; hypertension; year of delivery; and anticoagulation therapy, weight gain, and chorioamnionitis during pregnancy were important risk factors for SSI.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectEpidemiologyen_US
dc.subjectInfectious diseaseen_US
dc.subjectObstetricsen_US
dc.subjectHospital acquired infectionen_US
dc.subjectCaesarean sectionen_US
dc.subjectRisk factorsen_US
dc.titleRisk factors for surgical site infection following Caesarean section in Nova Scotian womenen_US
dc.typeThesisen_us
dc.date.defence2015-08-24
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Community Health & Epidemiologyen_US
dc.contributor.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
dc.contributor.external-examinern/aen_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinatorKathy MacPhersonen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerVictoria Allenen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerKathy MacPhersonen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisorJoanne Langleyen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisorChristy Woolcotten_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approvalReceiveden_US
dc.contributor.manuscriptsNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.copyright-releaseNot Applicableen_US
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