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Table 2 Exteriorisation of the uterus for repair versus intra-abdominal repair

From: The CORONIS Trial. International study of caesarean section surgical techniques: a randomised fractional, factorial trial

Study n Infection Wound complications Blood loss Health service use
   Outcome Result Outcome Result Outcome Result Outcome Result
Cochrane review 11 1,294 Fever (>3 days) (n = 308) (RR) 0.41 (0.17, 0.97) Infection, haematoma, breakdown (n = 735) (RR) 0.88 (0.53, 1.46) Vol blood lost (n = 504) (WMD) 17.11 (-23.15, 57.37) ml Hospital stay (n = 766) (WMD) 0.24 (0.08, 0.39) days
   Endometritis (n = 592) (RR) 1.29 (0.64, 2.60)    Drop in haematocrit (n = 324) (WMD) -0.47 (-1.48, 0.54)%