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Amniotic fluid embolism--investigation of fatal cases in Slovakia in the years 2005-2010 compared with fatal cases in the United Kingdom.

Abstract:

BACKGROUND: Amniotic fluid embolism (AFE) is a rare, often severe complication of pregnancy. The clinical diagnosis is difficult to establish and is one of exclusion. The aim of this study was to investigate 6 fatal cases of AFE in Slovakia and compare the incidence, risk factors, course, management and neonatal outcomes with fatal cases of AFE in the United Kingdom (UK). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data on fatal cases of AFE in Slovakia were analysed and compared with fatal cases in the UK in the...

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Publisher copy:
10.5507/bp.2013.050

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Kristufkova, A More by this author
Borovsky, M More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NPEU
Journal:
Biomedical papers of the Medical Faculty of the University Palacky, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia
Volume:
158
Issue:
3
Pages:
397-403
Publication date:
2014-09-05
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ISSN:
1213-8118
URN:
uuid:10e3eaab-5a06-4d8e-9c9d-7b099221cf0b
Source identifiers:
502304
Local pid:
pubs:502304

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