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Maternal mortality in an urban hospital. A fifteen-year survey.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1256727     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 15-year survey of maternal mortality in a large urban hospital revealed an overall rate of 2.95 deaths per 10,000 pregnancies (3.44 per 10,000 live births), representing 31 maternal deaths among approximately 105,000 deliveries and spontaneous and therapeutic abortions. This rate showed marked improvement during the 15-year period, ie, 6.56 per 10,000 pregnancies for the first 5 years as compared to only 1.37 per 10,000 pregnancies for the last 10 years. In contrast to the classic triad of causes of maternal death--toxemia, hemorrhage, and spesis--the principal cause of death in this series was amniotic fluid embolism. Other aspects of the causes of death and of the findings are discussed. Among the 32 fetuses, total fetal wastage was 63%, with a neonatal mortality of 8% and a fetal mortality of 46%.
D K Guha-Ray
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  47     ISSN:  0029-7844     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  1976 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-06-02     Completed Date:  1976-06-02     Revised Date:  2009-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  430-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Agranulocytosis / mortality
Anesthesia, Spinal / mortality
Cardiovascular Diseases / mortality
Cesarean Section / mortality
Embolism, Amniotic Fluid / mortality
Fetal Death
Kidney Failure, Chronic / mortality
Maternal Mortality*
Pre-Eclampsia / mortality
Pregnancy Complications, Infectious / mortality

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