Maternal sepsis: a Scottish population-based case–control study

  title={Maternal sepsis: a Scottish population-based case–control study},
  author={C Acosta and Soh Bhattacharya and Derek Tuffnell and J J Kurinczuk and Marian Knight},
  booktitle={BJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology},
OBJECTIVE To describe the risk of maternal sepsis associated with obesity and other understudied risk factors such as operative vaginal delivery. DESIGN Population-based, case-control study. SETTING North NHS region of Scotland. POPULATION All cases of pregnant, intrapartum and postpartum women with International Classification of Disease-9 codes for sepsis or severe sepsis recorded in the Aberdeen Maternal and Neonatal Databank (AMND) from 1986 to 2009. Four controls per case selected… CONTINUE READING
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