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Appropriate technology to prevent maternal mortality: current research requirements.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16101598     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Maternal mortality involves a complex mixture of clinical, infrastructural and social issues and will require a multifaceted approach if we are to see meaningful reductions occur. That includes thoughtful attention to appropriate technologies for low-resource countries. An international group of specialists meeting in Bellagio, Italy, in 2003 identified important needs and opportunities related to new and underutilized technologies to reduce pregnancy-related mortality. Research to fill in critical information gaps was a recurrent theme. Research, whether it is for product development, for building the evidence base about effectiveness and safety or for helping refine introduction strategies and guide practice, plays a critical role in the development and widespread use of technologies. Priority research needs related to the five major causes of maternal mortality-haemorrhage, puerperal sepsis, unsafe abortion, pre-eclampsia and eclampsia and obstructed labour-have been identified. Appropriate collaborations of investigators and other stakeholders and adequate financial resources are urgently needed to move the research agenda forward.
Vivien Davis Tsu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  BJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology     Volume:  112     ISSN:  1470-0328     ISO Abbreviation:  BJOG     Publication Date:  2005 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-08-16     Completed Date:  2005-09-29     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100935741     Medline TA:  BJOG     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1213-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
PATH, Seattle, WA, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Abortion, Induced / adverse effects,  mortality
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Biomedical Research*
Eclampsia / mortality,  prevention & control
Health Priorities
Maternal Mortality*
Obstetric Labor Complications / mortality,  prevention & control
Postpartum Hemorrhage / mortality,  prevention & control
Pregnancy Complications / mortality,  prevention & control*
Prenatal Care / methods
Puerperal Infection / drug therapy,  mortality
Technology, Medical*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents

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