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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Maternal Mortality In A Reference Center In The Brazilian Southeast [mortalidade Materna Em Um Centro De Referência Do Sudeste Brasileiro]|
de Quadros Netto D.L.
|Abstract:||PURPOSE: To describe the prevalence of maternal mortality at a tertiary care hospital and to assessits preventability. METHODS: This study, through the analysis of maternal deaths that occurred during the period from 1999 to 2010 at a reference in Campinas - Brazil, CAISM/UNICAMP, discusses some of the factors associated with the main causes of death and some structural problems of structure of the health services. It is a retrospective descriptive study with evaluation of sociodemographic variables and the medical and obstetric history of women, and the causes of death. RESULTS: The majority of maternal deaths occurred due to direct obstetric (45%) and avoidable (36%) causes, in women with preterm gestation, who delivered by cesarean section (56%) and received various management procedures, including blood transfusion, ICU admission and need for laparotomy and/or hysterectomy. The hospital transfer was associated with the predominance of direct obstetric (19 versus 6, p=0.02) and avoidable causes (22 versus 9, p=0.01). CONCLUSIONS: We conclude that, despite current advances in Obstetrics, infections and hypertensive disorders are still the predominant causes of maternal mortality. We observed an increase of clinical-surgical conditions and neoplasms as causes of death among women during pregnancy.|
|Appears in Collections:||Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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