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OBJECTIVE To describe the risk of maternal sepsis associated with obesity and other understudied risk factors such as operative vaginal delivery. DESIGN Population-based, case-control study. SETTING North NHS region of Scotland. POPULATION All cases of pregnant, intrapartum and postpartum women with International Classification of Disease-9 codes for(More)
The UK has a well-established programme of Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Deaths and a national system for research into near-miss maternal morbidities, the UK Obstetric Surveillance System. The addition of a programme of near-miss case reviews, the Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Morbidity, permits a complete examination of the incidence, risk(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify factors associated with progression from pregnancy-associated severe sepsis to death in the UK. DESIGN A population-based case-control analysis using data from the UK Obstetric Surveillance System (UKOSS) and the UK Confidential Enquiry into Maternal Death (CEMD). SETTING All pregnancy care and death settings in UK hospitals. (More)
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