puerperal fever

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Synonyms for puerperal fever

serious form of septicemia contracted by a woman during childbirth or abortion (usually attributable to unsanitary conditions)

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Most common obstetrical emergencies leading to renal morbidities and associated mortalities were pregnancy induced hypertensive disorders, antepartum and postpartum haemorrhage, ruptured uterus, puerperal sepsis.
This has been associated with decreases in MI for postpartum haemorrhage, hypertension, puerperal sepsis and non-pregnancy-related infections.
Semmelweis and the aetiology of puerperal sepsis 160 years on: and historical review.
Participants were identified as having confirmed puerperal sepsis by continuous surveillance for postnatal admissions for sepsis, or as having 'possible mild wound infection' (our own term), based on information obtained from follow-up telephone calls made to participants at 14 days postpartum.
Life-threatening conditions, such as severe anaemia, puerperal sepsis, severe hypertension, and secondary PPH, were experienced by 7.
The speakers in their respective presentations focussed on reproductive tract infections, puerperal sepsis in tertiary care settings and safety at work- relevance of sterilization and disinfection unanimously identified application of infected and unsafe instruments as a major risk factor for patients.
Background: Puerperal sepsis is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in Pakistan, but due to scarce data its magnitude is underestimated.
The contagiousness of childbed fever": a short history of puerperal sepsis and its treatment.
Based on a review of the literature and consultation with experts, this paper considers clinical technologies addressing the five leading causes of maternal mortality deliberated at Bellagio: post-partum haemorrhage, eclampsia, obstructed labour, puerperal sepsis, and unsafe abortion (pregnancy termination and miscarriage).
pyogenes was isolated from a nonsterile site in combination with probable streptococcal toxic shock syndrome (STSS) or another severe manifestation (pneumonia, necrotizing fasciitis, puerperal sepsis, meningitis, or septic arthritis).
The foundation module focuses on 'The midwife in the community' while the others each specifically relate to one of the known frequent causes of maternal mortality worldwide: postpartum haemorrhage, obstructed labour, puerperal sepsis, eclampsia and managing incomplete abortion.
An inquest was opened and heard the cause of death was severe abdominal infection puerperal sepsis which can affect women after childbirth.
She is particularly interested in reducing the high incidence of puerperal sepsis, an infection following childbirth.
In the first line of their abstract, the authors observe, "Historically, intrauterine clostridial infections have been associated with puerperal sepsis, often subsequent to instrumented abortion.