Pregnancy-related maternal deaths

Joseph A. Prahlow, Jeffrey J. Barnard

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

22 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Pregnancy is a normal biologic process, but because of a variety of physiologic factors, it increases a woman's risk for death. Maternal deaths in pregnancy may be due to conditions unique to pregnancy, conditions associated with pregnancy, or conditions unrelated to but exacerbated by pregnancy. Death may occur during any trimester, during labor/birth, or postpartum. In this report, we present 45 cases of pregnancy-related maternal deaths that were investigated and autopsied at the Dallas .County Medical Examiners office between 1977 and 1999, and we review the topic of pregnancy-related maternal death.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)220-236
Number of pages17
JournalAmerican Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
Volume25
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2004

Fingerprint

Maternal Death
pregnancy
death
Pregnancy
Coroners and Medical Examiners
medical examiner
Postpartum Period
Parturition
labor

Keywords

  • Death
  • Forensic
  • Maternal
  • Mortality
  • Pregnancy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Law

Cite this

Pregnancy-related maternal deaths. / Prahlow, Joseph A.; Barnard, Jeffrey J.

In: American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology, Vol. 25, No. 3, 09.2004, p. 220-236.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{06482e7e4d0e469b95f5fd0f47f0c86b,
title = "Pregnancy-related maternal deaths",
abstract = "Pregnancy is a normal biologic process, but because of a variety of physiologic factors, it increases a woman's risk for death. Maternal deaths in pregnancy may be due to conditions unique to pregnancy, conditions associated with pregnancy, or conditions unrelated to but exacerbated by pregnancy. Death may occur during any trimester, during labor/birth, or postpartum. In this report, we present 45 cases of pregnancy-related maternal deaths that were investigated and autopsied at the Dallas .County Medical Examiners office between 1977 and 1999, and we review the topic of pregnancy-related maternal death.",
keywords = "Death, Forensic, Maternal, Mortality, Pregnancy",
author = "Prahlow, {Joseph A.} and Barnard, {Jeffrey J.}",
year = "2004",
month = "9",
doi = "10.1097/01.paf.0000136445.54246.10",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "25",
pages = "220--236",
journal = "The American journal of forensic medicine and pathology",
issn = "0195-7910",
publisher = "Lippincott Williams and Wilkins",
number = "3",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Pregnancy-related maternal deaths

AU - Prahlow, Joseph A.

AU - Barnard, Jeffrey J.

PY - 2004/9

Y1 - 2004/9

N2 - Pregnancy is a normal biologic process, but because of a variety of physiologic factors, it increases a woman's risk for death. Maternal deaths in pregnancy may be due to conditions unique to pregnancy, conditions associated with pregnancy, or conditions unrelated to but exacerbated by pregnancy. Death may occur during any trimester, during labor/birth, or postpartum. In this report, we present 45 cases of pregnancy-related maternal deaths that were investigated and autopsied at the Dallas .County Medical Examiners office between 1977 and 1999, and we review the topic of pregnancy-related maternal death.

AB - Pregnancy is a normal biologic process, but because of a variety of physiologic factors, it increases a woman's risk for death. Maternal deaths in pregnancy may be due to conditions unique to pregnancy, conditions associated with pregnancy, or conditions unrelated to but exacerbated by pregnancy. Death may occur during any trimester, during labor/birth, or postpartum. In this report, we present 45 cases of pregnancy-related maternal deaths that were investigated and autopsied at the Dallas .County Medical Examiners office between 1977 and 1999, and we review the topic of pregnancy-related maternal death.

KW - Death

KW - Forensic

KW - Maternal

KW - Mortality

KW - Pregnancy

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=4344620070&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=4344620070&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1097/01.paf.0000136445.54246.10

DO - 10.1097/01.paf.0000136445.54246.10

M3 - Article

C2 - 15322465

AN - SCOPUS:4344620070

VL - 25

SP - 220

EP - 236

JO - The American journal of forensic medicine and pathology

JF - The American journal of forensic medicine and pathology

SN - 0195-7910

IS - 3

ER -