Maternal and perinatal mortality

  title={Maternal and perinatal mortality},
  author={Hani K. Atrash and Diane L Rowley and Carol J. Hogue},
  journal={Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology},
Maternal and perinatal mortality are important health problems in the United States. Emerging causes of maternal deaths are embolism, cardiomyopathy, anesthesia complications, adult respiratory distress syndrome, and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. Maternal deaths continue to be underreported. Active surveillance is needed to better identify maternal deaths and to understand their causes and risk factors. Although perinatal deaths have declined recently—primarily because technologic… Expand
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