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Can a low-resource-use blood pressure device impact on global maternal mortality?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20964616     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Hypertension in pregnancy in the developing world is largely underreported, misdiagnosed, and untreated, especially in rural settings, though it contributes significantly to maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality. To reduce general global cardiovascular and cerebrovascular morbidity and mortality, the World Health Organization aims to develop and validate low-resource-use blood pressure devices for use in developing nations.
OBJECTIVE AND METHODS: To describe how existing antenatal care systems provide a useful and relevant model through which to evaluate the potential for this initiative to be applied in low-resource settings and to offer opportunities for much needed further research.
Elinor Chloe Baker; Andrew van der Westhuizen; Kate E Duhig; Andrew Shennan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2010-10-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hypertension in pregnancy     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1525-6065     ISO Abbreviation:  Hypertens Pregnancy     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-07-11     Completed Date:  2012-02-13     Revised Date:  2014-07-23    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9421297     Medline TA:  Hypertens Pregnancy     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  359-63     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure Monitors*
Hypertension, Pregnancy-Induced / mortality*
Maternal Health Services*
Maternal Mortality
World Health*

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