Sepsis in childbirth and the postnatal period as a cause of the regional maternal mortality rate

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In an article there is analyzed the maternal mortality rate from sepsis in the postpartum period in the Tula region over the period of2001-2015 Sepsis during the intrapartum and postpartum period takes the 3rd place in the structure of the maternal mortality rate in the Tula region, due to sepsis 3 women (8.6%) died out of 35 lethal cases during that period. In absolute numbers, from sepsis every 5 years the 1 woman died, but there was a trend to growth of the portion of this complication from 6.2% (2001-2005) to 14.3% (2011-2015). Among the cases who dead there was the primigravida, 2 multigravida (3rd and 4th pregnancy), the second birth was in 2 cases. There were 2 multiparous residents of the village. In the 1 case sepsis was developed after the delivery, the 1 patient had undergone to cesarean section, 1 pregnant woman died. The death in hospital took place in 2 cases, 1 patient died outside the hospital. The decline of the maternal mortality rate from sepsis directly depends on timely diagnosis, early and adequate treatment in the each particular situation.

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Nina N. Granatovich

Tula State University

Tula, 300012, Russian Federation
MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the Medical Institute of the Tula State University

V. G Volkov

Tula State University

Tula, 300012, Russian Federation


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