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How safe is caesarean section.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8591106     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Over an almost 5 year period, 8,017 caesarean sections were done, and there were 51 maternal deaths following caesarean section (of which 5 were done outside). Caesarean section deaths accounted for 1 in 8 overall maternal deaths in the hospital, and institutional mortality for caesarean section was 5.7/1,000 operations. The causes of death included haemorragic shock in 19 (37.3%), general anaesthesia (11.6%), hypertensive disorders 5 (9.8%), general anaesthesia in hypertensive pregnancies 4 (7.8%), septicaemia 7 (13.7%), hepatic failure 3 (5.9%), pulmonary edema 2 (3.9%) and unknown including pulmonary embolism 6 (11.6%). Five deaths followed elective operations. Caesarean section done in cases of antepartum haemorrhage, hypertensive disorders, post caesarean pregnancies with adherent placentae and obstructed labour caused the majority of caesarean mortalities.
Authors:
J Mukherji; J C Samaddar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology (Tokyo, Japan)     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1340-9654     ISO Abbreviation:  J Obstet Gynaecol (Tokyo 1995)     Publication Date:  1995 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-04-01     Completed Date:  1996-04-01     Revised Date:  2009-07-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9515066     Medline TA:  J Obstet Gynaecol (Tokyo 1995)     Country:  JAPAN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  17-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Eden Hospital Medical College, Calcutta, India.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Cesarean Section / mortality*
Female
Humans
India
Maternal Mortality*
Pregnancy
Retrospective Studies
Socioeconomic Factors

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