late maternal death

late maternal death

A maternal death which, as defined in the UK, occurs between 42 days and a year after abortion, miscarriage or delivery, due to direct or indirect causes.
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Verbal autopsies suggest that the causes of maternal deaths were severe anaemia and secondary PPH while the late maternal death occurred due to severe anaemia and infection (Table 5).
Survival of mothers and babies up to 12 months postpartum Less Severe severe Outcome (n=110) (n=572) Maternal outcome Maternal deaths 2 0 Late maternal deaths 1 0 Accidental deaths 1 0 % of mothers who suffered maternal death or late maternal death 2.
ICD-10 also introduces two terms related to maternal death: pregnancy-related death and late maternal death.
Late maternal death is defined as the "death of a woman from direct or indirect obstetric causes more than 42 days but less than one year after termination of pregnancy.
Therefore, a new category of late maternal death was introduced, defined "as the death of a woman from direct or indirect obstetric causes more than 42 days but less than one year after termination of pregnancy" The definition of maternal death cannot be applied when the precise cause of death is not known.
10) It defines an early maternal death as the death of a woman while pregnant, during an abortion or within 42 days of termination of pregnancy, from any cause related to or aggravated by pregnancy or its management, but not by accidental or incidental causes, and late maternal death between 43 days and one year after delivery or abortion.
5) Late maternal death was added in order to include women who lived beyond 42 days, e.
In addition to small differences in data sources, the study differs from other recent global analyses in its inclusion of late maternal deaths (those from six weeks to one year after delivery) and in its treatment of deaths among women with HIV; on the basis of the limited data available from previous studies, the researchers assumed that 12% of HIV-related deaths during pregnancy and the first year postpartum can be attributed to maternal causes.
Similarly, traumatic injuries, homicides and suicides have been an alarming source of maternal mortality following inclusion of late maternal deaths into the estimates.
Late maternal deaths are often--perhaps usually--missed.
Following the recommendation of the WHO for international comparisons (9), both late maternal deaths (Code O96, Chapter XV) and deaths from sequelae of direct obstetric causes (Code O97, Chapter XV) were not included in the MMR estimates.
The latest revision of ICD-10 recognizes that some women die as a consequence of direct or indirect causes after this period and has introduced a category for late maternal deaths defined as those deaths occurring between 42 days and one year after abortion, miscarriage, or delivery that are due to direct or indirect maternal causes (13).