maternal death


Summary: The death of the female parent.

Top Publications

  1. Hansen C, Schellenberg J. Modest global achievements in maternal survival: more focus on sub-Saharan Africa is needed. Lancet. 2016;387:410-1 pubmed publisher
  2. Souza J, Tuncalp O, Vogel J, Bohren M, Widmer M, Oladapo O, et al. Obstetric transition: the pathway towards ending preventable maternal deaths. BJOG. 2014;121 Suppl 1:1-4 pubmed publisher
  3. Benkirane S, Saadi H, Mimouni A. [Epidemiological profile of maternal complications related to cesarean section at the Al Farabi Hospital in Oujda]. Pan Afr Med J. 2017;27:108 pubmed publisher
    ..If the increased rate of cesarean sections has contributed to improve maternal-fetal prognosis, the surgical act itself is not complication-free, which leads us to review its indications for improved patient management. ..
  4. Vuso Z, James S. Effects of limited midwifery clinical education and practice standardisation of student preparedness. Nurse Educ Today. 2017;55:134-139 pubmed publisher
    ..Furthermore management should be involved if not the initiators of that reviewing and should put in-place new measures to support the teaching of the clinical module. ..
  5. Li Y, Zhang Y, Fang S, Liu S, Liu X, Li M, et al. Analysis of inequality in maternal and child health outcomes and mortality from 2000 to 2013 in China. Int J Equity Health. 2017;16:66 pubmed publisher
    ..A decline in urban-rural differences in the cause of maternal death was found for obstetric bleeding (Slope BGV = -14.61, Slope T = -20.84)...
  6. Bolnga J, Morris M, Aipit J, Laman M. Maternal and perinatal mortality in resource-limited settings. Lancet Glob Health. 2015;3:e672 pubmed publisher
  7. Gebhardt G, Fawcus S, Moodley J, Farina Z. Maternal death and caesarean section in South Africa: Results from the 2011-2013 Saving Mothers Report of the National Committee for Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Deaths. S Afr Med J. 2015;105:287-91 pubmed
    ..This is an area of concern, and a concentrated effort should be done to make CS in SA safer. Several recommendations are ..
  8. Kerber K, Mathai M, Lewis G, Flenady V, Erwich J, Segun T, et al. Counting every stillbirth and neonatal death through mortality audit to improve quality of care for every pregnant woman and her baby. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2015;15 Suppl 2:S9 pubmed publisher
    ..b>Maternal death surveillance and review is moving rapidly with many countries enacting and implementing policies and with ..
  9. Pande R, Ogwang S, Karuga R, Rajan R, Kes A, Odhiambo F, et al. Continuing with "…a heavy heart" - consequences of maternal death in rural Kenya. Reprod Health. 2015;12 Suppl 1:S2 pubmed publisher
    This study analyzes the consequences of maternal death to households in Western Kenya, specifically, neonatal and infant survival, childcare and schooling, disruption of daily household activities, the emotional burden on household ..

More Information


  1. Bazile J, Rigodon J, Berman L, Boulanger V, Maistrellis E, Kausiwa P, et al. Intergenerational impacts of maternal mortality: Qualitative findings from rural Malawi. Reprod Health. 2015;12 Suppl 1:S1 pubmed publisher
    ..Few studies have investigated the far-reaching impacts of maternal death beyond infant survival...
  2. Tommila M, Pystynen M, Soukka H, Aydin F, Rantanen M. Two cases of low birth weight infant survival by prehospital emergency hysterotomy. Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med. 2017;25:62 pubmed publisher
    ..However, training and preparation are extremely important for achieving the highest possible readiness to treat maternal cardiac arrest situations also prehospitally. ..
  3. Kamga D, Nana P, Fouelifack F, Fouedjio J. [Role of abortion and ectopic pregnancies in maternal mortality rate at three university hospitals in Yaoundé]. Pan Afr Med J. 2017;27:248 pubmed publisher
    ..AS the role of these two conditions in maternal mortality is little documented in our country, we conducted this study to assess the role of abortions and ectopic pregnancies in maternal mortality rate in Cameroon...
  4. Roberts D, Brown J, Medley N, Dalziel S. Antenatal corticosteroids for accelerating fetal lung maturation for women at risk of preterm birth. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2017;3:CD004454 pubmed publisher
    ..63; participants = 4030; studies = 10; Tau² = 0.11, I² = 28%; moderate-quality). No increased risk in maternal death was observed...
  5. Khan T, Laul P, Laul A, Ramzan M. Prognostic factors of maternal near miss events and maternal deaths in a tertiary healthcare facility in India. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2017;138:171-176 pubmed publisher
    ..Higher rates of anemia (P=0.007) and infection (P=0.007) were recorded among patients in the maternal death group than the MNMN group...
  6. Travasso C. India is set to meet target on reducing maternal mortality. BMJ. 2015;350:h724 pubmed publisher
  7. Qin M, Zhu R, Du L, Lu J, Xu H, Zhu L. [Analysis of maternal deaths in Shanghai from 1996 to 2015]. Zhonghua Fu Chan Ke Za Zhi. 2017;52:386-391 pubmed publisher
    ..b>Methods: To collect the material about the maternal death and the maternal death audit from 1996 to 2015, and to analyze the MMR, the cause of death and the result of ..
  8. Faulkner B. Applying lean management principles to the creation of a postpartum hemorrhage care bundle. Nurs Womens Health. 2013;17:400-11 pubmed publisher
    ..Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is the most common cause of maternal death worldwide in both developing and developed countries...