alexa Trauma: the leading cause of maternal death.
Dentistry

Dentistry

Dentistry

Author(s): Fildes J, Reed L, Jones N, Martin M, Barrett J

Abstract Share this page

Abstract The records of the Cook County Medical Examiner were reviewed for the period January, 1986, to December, 1989. Ninety-five maternal deaths were identified. The causes of maternal death were categorized as direct maternal, indirect maternal, or nonmaternal. Direct maternal causes of death (18.9\%) were the result of complications of pregnancy, labor, delivery, or its management. Indirect maternal causes of death (12.6\%) occurred when pre-existing health problems were exacerbated by pregnancy. All other maternal deaths were the result of nonmaternal causes. Nonmaternal causes of maternal death were further classified as traumatic or nontraumatic. Traumatic maternal deaths (46.3\%) were attributed to homicide in 57\% and suicide in 9\%. The mechanism of injury in traumatic maternal deaths included gunshot wounds (22.7\%), motor vehicle crashes (20.5\%), stab wounds (13.6\%), strangulation (13.6\%), blunt head injuries (9.1\%), burns (6.8\%), falls (4.5\%), toxic exposure (4.5\%), drowning (2.3\%), and iatrogenic injury (2.3\%). Trauma was therefore the leading cause of maternal death, accounting for 46.3\% of deaths in this series.
This article was published in J Trauma and referenced in Dentistry

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Recommended Conferences

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

 
© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords