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Infection and acute respiratory distress syndrome during pregnancy: A case series of preventable maternal deaths from southern India.
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PMID:  23290093     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
INTRODUCTION: Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is common among women admitted to obstetric intensive care units, and it contributes significantly, both directly and indirectly, to maternal deaths.
CASE SERIES: We present a case series of ARDS in pregnant women caused by non-obstetric causes. The women were treated at a tertiary hospital in southern India. The striking features were delayed referral from the primary care unit and the lack of a primary diagnosis or treatment. Undiagnosed rheumatic heart disease, anemia, and malaria and H1N1 epidemics contributed to these cases of ARDS and maternal death.
CONCLUSION: It is necessary to increase the awareness of evidence-based uniform protocols to tackle common medical complaints during pregnancy.
Akhila Vasudeva; Rajeshwari G Bhat; Amar Ramachandran; Pratap Kumar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-11-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of infection and public health     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1876-035X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Infect Public Health     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-07     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101487384     Medline TA:  J Infect Public Health     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  55-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal 576 104, India. Electronic address:
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