[Vasa praevia test can save lives in Swedish maternity wards]
2011 (Swedish)In: Läkartidningen, ISSN 0023-7205, Vol. 108, no 4, 150-151 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Vasa praevia bleeding is a rare (1:4000) obstetric complication. It is associated with a high risk of fetal death (30% to 70%), but is harmless for the mother. After an investigation of the fatal outcome of a case of vasa praevia that was judged to have been avoidable, the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare determined there is methodology available for the diagnosis of fetal (i.e., vasa praevia) bleeding. They concluded that such “methodology should be introduced in all Swedish maternity wards” and subsequently contacted the Swedish Association of Obstetrics and Gynecology (SFOG) seeking national guidelines in this matter.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 108, no 4, 150-151 p.
Fosterdöd, Fosterblod, Moderkaka, Graviditet, Sverige, Riskfaktorer, Navelsträng, Vasa praevia, Värkregistrering
Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-40876PubMedID: 21365820OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-40876DiVA: diva2:403270