Amniotic-fluid embolism and medical induction of labour: a retrospective, population-based cohort study

@article{Kramer2006AmnioticfluidEA,
  title={Amniotic-fluid embolism and medical induction of labour: a retrospective, population-based cohort study},
  author={M. Kramer and J. Rouleau and T. Baskett and Ks Joseph},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2006},
  volume={368},
  pages={1444-1448}
}
BACKGROUND Amniotic-fluid embolism is a rare, but serious and often fatal maternal complication of delivery, of which the cause is unknown. We undertook an epidemiological study to investigate the association between amniotic-fluid embolism and medical induction of labour. METHODS We used a population-based cohort of 3 million hospital deliveries in Canada between 1991 and 2002 to assess the associations between overall and fatal rates of amniotic-fluid embolism and medical and surgical… Expand
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