Uterine rupture in Dohuk, Iraq
AbstractRupture 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
Yalda, M.A. & Munib, A. (2009). Uterine rupture in Dohuk, Iraq. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117758
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 15 (5), 1272-1277, 2009
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