Meconium Amniotic Fluid is Associated with Endomyometritis.

Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology of India

PubMedID: 27651592

Pakniat H, Mohammadi F, Ranjkesh F. Meconium Amniotic Fluid is Associated with Endomyometritis. J Obstet Gynaecol India. 2016;66(Suppl 1):136-40.
This study aimed to determine whether MSAF is associated with endometritis after delivery.

This cohort study was conducted from 2012 to 2013 in Kosar Hospital of Qazvin, Iran. All women with cesarean delivery (1239 women) beyond 37 weeks of gestational age participated in the study. Data were collected on rates of endomyometritis, quality of amniotic fluid and were analyzed with bivariate and multivariate statistics. Probability values of <.05 were considered statistically significant.

We found that among 1239 women with cesarean delivery at term 2.34 % were diagnosed with endometritis. Compared with deliveries with clear amniotic fluid, those with MSAF had higher rates of endomyometritis (1.5 vs 3.2 %, P < .04).

We found that the presence of MSAF is associated with puerperal infection even when being controlled for confounders.