Liv Ellingsen

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INTRODUCTION Despite the seriousness of the event, maternal deaths are substantially underreported. There is often a missed opportunity to learn from such tragedies. The aim of the study was to identify maternal deaths in the five Nordic countries, to classify causes of death based on internationally acknowledged criteria, and to identify areas that would(More)
Neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia is present in every 2,000-3,000 pregnancy, that is in 20-30 pregnancies in Norway each year. Anti-HPA la antibodies are usually present in severe alloimmune thrombocytopenia in foetus and neonates. Pregnant women are not screened for the presence of anti-HPA la antibodies. Neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia can be(More)
To investigate the effect of pregestational maternal, obstetric and perinatal factors on neonatal outcome in extreme preterm deliveries. Retrospective study of deliveries in a Norwegian tertiary teaching hospital. All women with live births at 24+0– 27+6 weeks of gestation between 2004 and 2007 were included. Major morbidity is defined as intraventricular(More)
BACKGROUND Norway has low maternal mortality, but such deaths are underreported even in high-income countries. Our goal was to identify the exact number of maternal deaths, the causes of death and the potential for improvement through medical care in Norway. MATERIAL AND METHOD We traced maternal deaths in the period from 1 January 2005 to 31 December(More)
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