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Preventing maternal death: 10 clinical diamonds.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22270288     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The death of a mother during or after childbirth is one of the most tragic events in medicine. We have identified 10 specific recurrent errors that account for a disproportionate share of maternal deaths, primarily related to pulmonary embolism, severe preeclampsia, cardiac disease, and postpartum hemorrhage. Attention to these principles and the development and adoption of local or regional clinical protocols that address these issues will help reduce the likelihood and effect of error and of maternal mortality.
Steven L Clark; Gary D V Hankins
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  119     ISSN:  1873-233X     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-01-24     Completed Date:  2012-06-11     Revised Date:  2012-10-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  360-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Hospital Corporation of America, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Antihypertensive Agents / therapeutic use
Blood Transfusion / standards
Chest Pain / etiology
Diuretics / contraindications
Dyspnea / etiology
Furosemide / contraindications
Heart Diseases / therapy
Hypertension / drug therapy
Maternal Mortality*
Oliguria / drug therapy,  etiology
Placenta Accreta / diagnosis,  therapy
Placenta Previa / diagnosis,  therapy
Postpartum Hemorrhage / diagnosis,  therapy
Pre-Eclampsia / radiography
Pregnancy Complications / diagnosis*,  therapy*
Pulmonary Embolism / complications,  radiography*
Referral and Consultation
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Uterine Inertia / drug therapy
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antihypertensive Agents; 0/Diuretics; 54-31-9/Furosemide
Comment In:
Obstet Gynecol. 2012 Jul;120(1):179-80; author reply 180   [PMID:  22914411 ]

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