Susan Sellers

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BACKGROUND In light of increasing rates and severity of sepsis worldwide, this study aimed to estimate the incidence of, and describe the causative organisms, sources of infection, and risk factors for, severe maternal sepsis in the UK. METHODS AND FINDINGS A prospective case-control study included 365 confirmed cases of severe maternal sepsis and 757(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the management and outcomes of placenta accreta, increta, and percreta in the UK. DESIGN A population-based descriptive study using the UK Obstetric Surveillance System (UKOSS). SETTING All 221 UK hospitals with obstetrician-led maternity units. POPULATION All women diagnosed with placenta accreta, increta, and percreta in the UK(More)
BACKGROUND Placenta accreta/increta/percreta is associated with major pregnancy complications and is thought to be becoming more common. The aims of this study were to estimate the incidence of placenta accreta/increta/percreta in the UK and to investigate and quantify the associated risk factors. METHODS A national case-control study using the UK(More)
Research has shown that the positive effect of nutritional supplementation on child growth in malnourished populations is small relative to the large negative effect of diarrheal disease. To test the hypothesis that the effects of supplementation and diarrhea are synergistic in that supplementation modifies the negative effect of diarrhea on linear growth,(More)
BACKGROUND Detailed local case review is commonly used as a strategy to improve care. However, recent reports have highlighted concerns over quality of local reviews in maternity care. The aim of this project was to describe the methods used for conducting local reviews of care of women with severe maternal morbidity, and to compare lessons identified for(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the factors associated with maternal death from direct pregnancy complications in the UK. DESIGN Unmatched case-control analysis. SETTING All hospitals caring for pregnant women in the UK. POPULATION A total of 135 women who died (cases) between 2009 and 2012 from eclampsia, pulmonary embolism, severe sepsis, amniotic fluid(More)
Protein-energy malnutrition in synergism with infection is a major problem for most developing countries, and inadequate food consumption is a critical factor in its development. Food supplementation programs can improve nutrient consumption but may also have unintended consequences. Changes in consumption of foods as well as nutrients need to be identified(More)
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