Maternal death analysis from the Japanese autopsy registry for recent 16 years: significance of amniotic fluid embolism.

@article{Kanayama2011MaternalDA,
  title={Maternal death analysis from the Japanese autopsy registry for recent 16 years: significance of amniotic fluid embolism.},
  author={Naohiro Kanayama and Junko Inori and Hatsue Ishibashi-Ueda and Makoto Takeuchi and Masahiro Nakayama and Satoshi Kensuke Kimura and Yoshio Matsuda and Jun Yoshimatsu and Tomoaki Ikeda},
  journal={The journal of obstetrics and gynaecology research},
  year={2011},
  volume={37 1},
  pages={58-63}
}
AIM To clarify the cause of maternal deaths, an autopsy is essential. However, there has been no systemic analysis of maternal death in Japan based on autopsy cases. MATERIAL & METHODS Maternal death reports were retrieved from a large amount of registered autopsy data on maternal death in the series of 'Annual of pathological autopsy cases in Japan'. These files contain 468,015 autopsy records from 1989 to 2004. We collected 193 cases of maternal death due to direct obstetric causes. We… CONTINUE READING

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