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The BMJ Awards 2020: Research paper of the year

BMJ 2020; 370 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m1789 (Published 23 July 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;370:m1789
  1. Matthew Limb, freelance journalist
  1. London, UK
  1. limb{at}btinternet.com

A study of antibiotics and maternal infections after childbirth had an “amazing” impact, reports Matthew Limb

Using a single dose of prophylactic antibiotic after assisted vaginal birth would prevent thousands of infections and cut overall antibiotic use by 17%, concluded the winning paper in the research paper of the year award in this year’s BMJ Awards.

Senior author Marian Knight says a “fantastic team effort” by the UK’s “unparalleled” obstetrics …

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