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J Contemp Med. 2014; 4(1): 14-17


OBSTETRIC PATIENTS IN MULTIDISIPLINARY INTENSIVE CARE UNIT: RETROSPECTIVE ANALYSIS

Semih ARICI, Serkan KARAMAN, Hatice Yılmaz DOĞRU, Bülent ÇAKMAK, Hakan TAPAR, Tuğba KARAMAN, Serkan DOĞRU, Ziya KAYA.

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The aim of this study is to retrospectively evaluate the obstetric cases who referred to intensive care unit, and define the frequency, cause and clinic outcomes of the patients. Demographic data, causes of reference, interventions in the intensive care and the outcomes of 15 obstetric cases in the pregnancy and postpartum period, whose referred to Gaziosmanpasa University Hospital Intensive Care Unit between 2007 and 2013 were included and retrospectively evaluated. The frequency of patients who referred from another center to our intensive care unit was 10 (%66.6). The mean age of the patients was 28.80 ± 5.74. The mean hospital stay time was 3.20 ± 2.51. The most cause to refer into intensive care unit was postpartum hemorrhage. One of the cases was resulted in death. The mortality ratio was found as %6.7. In conclusion, the frequent cause of intensive care requirement of the obstetric cases were obstetric bleeding and uncontrolled hypertension. The maternal morbidity and mortality will be substantially decreased with advanced treatment modalities and maternal care before pregnancy.

Key words: Pregnancy, intensive care unit, maternal mortality, maternal morbidity



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