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Critical Care Obstetrics for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist, An Issue of Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America, 1e (The Clinics: Internal Medicine)
Feature: Elsevier Health Sciences
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Publication Date: 2016-12-23
• Elsevier Health Sciences
Despite advances in medical technology and patient safety initiatives, maternal morbidity and mortality rates continue to increase. Maternal mortality trends in the US as reported from the CDC from 1989-2009 demonstrate increasing mortality trends from 7.2 deaths per 100,000 live births in 1987 to 17.8 deaths per 100,000 live births in 2009. To combat this problem, a thorough understanding of the critical medical and surgical issues that are often encountered in pregnancy is essential. Each article addresses a topic relevant to care of the critically ill gravida.