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Title: Uterine rupture in Dohuk, Iraq
Authors: Yalda, M.A.
Munib, A.
Issue Date: 2009
Language: English
Abstract: Rupture of the uterus is a serious obstetric emergency endangering the life of both mother and fetus. In a study at the general hospital in Dohuk, Iraq, from January 2003 to December 2004, the incidence of ruptured uterus was 0.2% [42 out of 20 574 deliveries]. The majority of these women [81%] were unbooked and had had no antenatal care. The range of parity was 1-13, median 7. The main causes were obstructed labour and previous caesarean scar [36% of cases each]. The maternal mortality rate among these cases was 5% and the perinatal mortality rate was 62%. Improvements are needed in antenatal care and labour guidelines and emergency drill training for staff
Description: 1272-1277
Keywords: Uterine Rupture
Uterine Rupture
Obstetric Labor Complications
Prenatal Care
Cross-Sectional Studies
Subject: Uterine Rupture
ISSN: 1020-3397
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