Epidemiology of readmissions in early infancy following nonelective cesarean delivery Article

Full Text via DOI: 10.1038/s41372-020-0730-1 PMID: 32669643 Web of Science: 000548777000005

Cited authors

  • Ambalavanan, Namasivayam; Jauk, Victoria; Szychowski, Jeff M.; Boggess, Kim A.; Saade, George; Longo, Sherri; Esplin, Sean; Cleary, Kirsten; Wapner, Ronald; Letson, Kellett; Owens, Michelle; Blackwell, Sean; Andrews, William; Tita, Alan T.


  • Objective Determine incidence and risk factors for readmissions in early infancy. Study design Secondary analysis of data from the Cesarean Section Optimal Antibiotic Prophylaxis trial. All unplanned revisits (unplanned clinic, ER visits, and hospital readmissions) and hospital readmissions (initial discharge to 3-month follow-up) were analyzed. Results 295 (15.9%) of 1850 infants had revisits with risk factors being ethnicity (adjusted odds ratio (aOR): 0.6 for Hispanic), maternal postpartum antibiotics (1.89), azithromycin treatment (1.22), small for gestational age (1.68), apnea (3.82), and hospital stay after birth >90th percentile (0.49). 71 (3.8%) of 1850 infants were readmitted with risk factors being antenatal steroids (aOR 2.49), elective repeat C/section (0.72), postpartum maternal antibiotics (2.22), O(2)requirement after delivery room (2.82), and suspected/proven neonatal sepsis (0.55). Conclusion(s) Multiple risk factors were identified, suggesting potential impact on the neonatal microbiome (maternal postpartum antibiotics) or issues related to access/cost of care (Hispanic ethnicity associated with fewer revisits).

Publication date

  • 2020

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International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0743-8346