Ebirim, L. N., Ojum S
Complications may arise during pregnancy, labour or in the postpartum period which may be life threatening and require intensive care. Obstetric p atients with these complications are better served by early admission and optimal management in the in tensive care unit (ICU). The objective of this study was to ascertain the prevalence, indications for admission, interventions and outcome of critically ill obstetric patients admitted in the i ntensive care unit. The study design was a retrospe ctive collection of data and it was carried out at the IC U in the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH) from February 2007 to January 2012. The intensive care unit records and case files of all obstetric patients admitted to the ICU during t he 5-year study period were used to extract the relevant data. Data collected included demographic characteristics of the patients, indications for admission, interventions and outcome.
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