Dr. Kumar Reports that Sepsis is Five Times Lower for Pregnant Women

In a presentation at the Critical Care Congress, Dr. Gagan Kumar (Medicine-Pulmonary and Critical Care) reported that the incidence of severe sepsis was nearly five times lower and the risk of death from severe sepsis was 43% lower during pregnancy, compared with nonpregnant women, in a large retrospective study on data on more than 47 million pregnancy-related discharges. The Critical Care Congress is sponsored by the Society for Critical Care Medicine.

http://www.familypracticenews.com/news/infectious-diseases/single-article/sepsis-less-common-less-deadly-in-pregnancy/f34db6b8c2d36fa9e3c5a78809ac983b.html

Family Practice News, February 13, 2014
 

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