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Severe maternal sepsis in the UK, 2011-2012: a national case-control study.

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BACKGROUND: In light of increasing rates and severity of sepsis worldwide, this study aimed to estimate the incidence of, and describe the causative organisms, sources of infection, and risk factors for, severe maternal sepsis in the UK. METHODS AND FINDINGS: A prospective case-control study included 365 confirmed cases of severe maternal sepsis and 757 controls from all UK obstetrician-led maternity units from June 1, 2011, to May 31, 2012. Incidence of severe sepsis was 4.7 (95% CI 4.2-5.2)...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1371/journal.pmed.1001672

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Nuffield Department of Population Health, NPEU
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Nuffield Department of Population Health, NPEU
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Publisher:
Public Library of Science Publisher's website
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PLoS medicine Journal website
Volume:
11
Issue:
7
Pages:
e1001672
Publication date:
2014
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EISSN:
1549-1676
ISSN:
1549-1277
URN:
uuid:ac64d6fe-9cac-4600-a0f0-db9b6d651600
Source identifiers:
476027
Local pid:
pubs:476027

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