Table 5

Management of obstetric complications
Type of treatment: transfusion, infusion Haemorrhage N=28 Uterine rupture N=9 Anaemia N=3 Other N=27 Total N=67
whole blood 26/28 7/9 3/3 10/27 46/67 (69%)
plasma 8/28 3/9 0/3 2/27 13/67 (19%)
colloids 16/28 3/9 1/3 4/27 24/67 (36%)
crystalloids 21/26* 7/8* 0/3 17/26* 45/63* (71%)
Type of treatment: anticonvulsives, antihypertensives, diuretics Pre-eclampsia N=5 Eclampsia N=12 Other N=50 Total N=67
anticonvulsives 5/5 9/12 2/50 16/67 (24%)
antihypertensives 5/5 11/12 4/50 20/67 (31%)
diuretics 2/5 3/12 3/50 8/67 (12%)
Type of treatment: delivery Obstructed labour N=4 Uterine rupture N=9 Hypertensive disorders N=17 Other N=11 Total$N=41
vaginal birth without instrument 0/4 0/9 7/17 8/11 15/41 (37%)
vaginal birth with ventouse or forceps 0/4 0/9 0/17 0/11 0/41 (0%)
caesarean section, laparatomy 4/4 9/9 10/17 3/11 26/41 (63%)
Type of treatment: hysterectomy Haemorrhage N=28 Uterine rupture N=9 Post-partum/-abortion infection N=6 Other N=24 Total N=67
5/28 3/9 3/6 0/24 11 (16%)
Hospital births: Immediate neonatal outcome; N=47£ n (%)
live birth: healthy 17 (36%)
live birth: asphyxia 8 (17%)
subtotal: live births 25 (53%)
stillbirth: mature, fresh 7 (15%)
of which at admission heartbeat positive negative unknown
3 2 2
stillbirth: mature, macerated 8 (17%)
stillbirth: malformations 1 (2%)
stillbirth: immature 0 (0%)
stillbirth: undifferentiated 6 (13%)
subtotal: stillbirths 22 (47%)

*N smaller than expected due to missing data.

$: excludes women who did not deliver, or who had delivered before the near-miss complication occurred.

£: excluding 2 children born at home, 3 born in a health centre prior to admission to hospital.

Borchert et al.

Borchert et al. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:109   doi:10.1186/1471-2393-12-109

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