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Is intensive care the only answer for high risk pregnancies in developing nations?

Author(s): Bajwa Sukhwinder | Bajwa Sukhminder | Kaur Jasbir | Singh Kamaljit | Kaur Jasleen

Journal: Journal of Emergencies, Trauma and Shock
ISSN 0974-2700

Volume: 3;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 331;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Intensive care | pregnancy induced hypertension | obstetrical hemorrhage | mechanical ventilation | multiorgan failure

Background : Management of high risk obstetric patients. Aim : The present study was conducted to evaluate the primary causes of the admission of obstetric patients to Intensive Care Unit (ICU), the presence of co-morbid diseases, outcome of such patients, their survival rate as well as the factors which contribute to the maternal mortality. Settings and Design : A retrospective study was conducted in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Anaesthesiology/ICU of our Institute. Materials and Methods : Sixty-one obstetric patients, who were admitted to ICU between 20 December 2006 and 31 January 2010, were evaluated for various factors responsible for their admission as well as their outcome. Statistical Analysis : At the end of study, the data were arranged systematically and subjected to statistical analysis using nonparametric tests and P value
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