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An introduction to maternal mortality.
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PMID:  18769668     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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Approximately 529,000 women die from pregnancy-related causes annually and almost all (99%) of these maternal deaths occur in developing nations. One of the United Nations' Millennium Development Goals is to reduce the maternal mortality rate by 75% by 2015. Causes of maternal mortality include postpartum hemorrhage, eclampsia, obstructed labor, and sepsis. Many developing nations lack adequate health care and family planning, and pregnant women have minimal access to skilled labor and emergency care. Basic emergency obstetric interventions, such as antibiotics, oxytocics, anticonvulsants, manual removal of placenta, and instrumented vaginal delivery, are vital to improve the chance of survival.
Authors:
Nawal M Nour
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Reviews in obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  1     ISSN:  1941-2797     ISO Abbreviation:  Rev Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  2008  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-09-04     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2013-05-23    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101479674     Medline TA:  Rev Obstet Gynecol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  77-81     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School Boston, MA.
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