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New and underutilised technologies to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity: what progress have we made since Bellagio 2003?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19076957     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In 2003, maternal health experts met in Bellagio, to consider new and underutilised technologies vital to pregnancy-related health services in low-resource settings. Five years later, we examine what progress has been made and what new opportunities may be on the horizon. Based on a review of literature and consultation with experts, we consider technologies addressing the five leading causes of maternal mortality: postpartum haemorrhage, eclampsia, obstructed labour, puerperal sepsis, and unsafe abortion (pregnancy termination and miscarriage). In addition, we consider technologies related to obstetric fistula, which has received more attention in recent years.
V D Tsu; P S Coffey
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  BJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology     Volume:  116     ISSN:  1471-0528     ISO Abbreviation:  BJOG     Publication Date:  2009 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-12-16     Completed Date:  2009-03-20     Revised Date:  2009-05-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100935741     Medline TA:  BJOG     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  247-56     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
PATH, Seattle, WA 98107, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Congresses as Topic
Developing Countries*
Hospital Mortality
Maternal Health Services / standards
Maternal Mortality*
Midwifery / standards
Obstetric Labor Complications / mortality
Pregnancy Complications / mortality
Comment In:
BJOG. 2009 May;116(6):868-9   [PMID:  19445017 ]

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