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Near-Miss Maternal Mortality Cardiac Dysfunction as the Principal Cause of Obstetric Intensive Care Unit Admissions

Near-Miss Maternal Mortality Cardiac Dysfunction as the Principal Cause of Obstetric Intensive... Near-Miss Maternal Mortality Cardiac Dysfunction as the Principal Cause of Obstetric Intensive Care Unit Admissions Maria J. Small, MD, MPH, Andra H. James, MD, MPH, Trace Kershaw, PhD, Betty Thames, BS, MD, and Haywood Brown, MD Ravi Gunatilake, OBJECTIVE: Evaluation of “near-miss” maternal mortal- CONCLUSION: In this obstetric population, the leading ity is a robust surveillance method to assess the quality of reason for ICU admissions was cardiac disease. The obstetric care and determinants of poor maternal out- increasing prevalence of advanced maternal age, congen- come. To evaluate near-miss maternal mortality, we ital heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and hypertension examined patient characteristics and maternal and neo- among women who are of childbearing age may be natal outcomes for an obstetric population admitted to contributing factors. (Obstet Gynecol 2012;119:250–5) intensive care units (ICUs) in a tertiary care center. DOI: 10.1097/AOG.0b013e31824265c7 METHODS: Pregnant and postpartum patients admitted LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: III to Duke University Medical Center ICUs from January 2005 to April 2011 were enrolled. Demographic, diagnos- tic, and outcome data were abstracted from the medical udits of maternal mortality are important mea- records for analysis. 1,2 Asures of the quality of obstetric care. This event, RESULTS: A total of 86 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Obstetrics & Gynecology Wolters Kluwer Health

Near-Miss Maternal Mortality Cardiac Dysfunction as the Principal Cause of Obstetric Intensive Care Unit Admissions

Obstetrics & Gynecology , Volume 119 – Feb 1, 2012

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0029-7844
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1873-233X
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10.1097/AOG.0b013e31824265c7
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Near-Miss Maternal Mortality Cardiac Dysfunction as the Principal Cause of Obstetric Intensive Care Unit Admissions Maria J. Small, MD, MPH, Andra H. James, MD, MPH, Trace Kershaw, PhD, Betty Thames, BS, MD, and Haywood Brown, MD Ravi Gunatilake, OBJECTIVE: Evaluation of “near-miss” maternal mortal- CONCLUSION: In this obstetric population, the leading ity is a robust surveillance method to assess the quality of reason for ICU admissions was cardiac disease. The obstetric care and determinants of poor maternal out- increasing prevalence of advanced maternal age, congen- come. To evaluate near-miss maternal mortality, we ital heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and hypertension examined patient characteristics and maternal and neo- among women who are of childbearing age may be natal outcomes for an obstetric population admitted to contributing factors. (Obstet Gynecol 2012;119:250–5) intensive care units (ICUs) in a tertiary care center. DOI: 10.1097/AOG.0b013e31824265c7 METHODS: Pregnant and postpartum patients admitted LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: III to Duke University Medical Center ICUs from January 2005 to April 2011 were enrolled. Demographic, diagnos- tic, and outcome data were abstracted from the medical udits of maternal mortality are important mea- records for analysis. 1,2 Asures of the quality of obstetric care. This event, RESULTS: A total of 86

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