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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    
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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.
Authors:
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.
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal 576 104, India. Electronic address: akhilavasudeva@gmail.com.
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