alexa Maternal mortality associated with HELLP (hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, and low platelets) syndrome.
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Author(s): Isler CM, Rinehart BK, Terrone DA, Martin RW, Magann EF,

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Abstract OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine factors contributing to deaths among women with HELLP (hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, and low platelets) syndrome. STUDY DESIGN: Information from multiple sources was scrutinized to distinguish and profile maternal deaths associated with HELLP syndrome. RESULTS: Information was available regarding 54 maternal deaths. According to HELLP syndrome classification 60.0\% had class 1 disease, 35.6\% had class 2 disease, and 4.4\% had class 3 disease. Events associated with maternal deaths included cerebral hemorrhage (45\%), cardiopulmonary arrest (40\%), disseminated intravascular coagulopathy (39\%), adult respiratory distress syndrome (28\%), renal failure (28\%), sepsis (23\%), hepatic hemorrhage (20\%), and hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (16\%). Delay in diagnosis of HELLP syndrome was implicated in 22 of 43 patients' deaths (51.1\%). CONCLUSIONS: It appears that (1) most maternal deaths occurred among women with class 1 HELLP syndrome, (2) delay in diagnosis was associated with mortal consequences, and (3) hemorrhage in the hepatic or central nervous system or vascular insult to the cardiopulmonary or renal system were associated with increased mortality risk.
This article was published in Am J Obstet Gynecol and referenced in General Medicine: Open Access

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