Health of women after severe obstetric complications in Burkina Faso: a longitudinal study.

@article{Filippi2007HealthOW,
  title={Health of women after severe obstetric complications in Burkina Faso: a longitudinal study.},
  author={V{\'e}ronique G A Filippi and Rasman{\'e} Ganaba and Rebecca F Baggaley and Tom J Marshall and Katerini T Storeng and Issiaka Sombi{\'e} and Fatoumata Ouattara and Thomas W Ou{\'e}draogo and M{\'e}lanie Stephanie Akoum and Nicolas M{\'e}da},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={2007},
  volume={370 9595},
  pages={1329-37}
}
BACKGROUND Little is known about the health of women who survive obstetric complications in poor countries. Our aim was to determine how severe obstetric complications in Burkina Faso affect a range of health, social, and economic indicators in the first year post partum. METHODS We did a prospective cohort study of women with severe obstetric complications recruited in hospitals when their pregnancy ended with a livebirth (n=199), perinatal death (74), or a lost pregnancy (64). For every… CONTINUE READING
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