septic abortion


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septic abortion

[′sep·tik ə′bȯr·shən]
(medicine)
An abortion complicated by acute infection of the endometrium.
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demonstrated that pregnancies with an IUD in situ are at risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes, including spontaneous abortion, preterm delivery, septic abortion and chorioamnionitis.
Although products of conception were not submitted for culture, septic abortion was suspected clinically.
double dagger]These NGOs included the Reproductive Health Services Training and Education Programme, the Association for Prevention of Septic Abortion, Bangladesh, the Bangladesh Women's Health Coalition, the Family Planning Association of Bangladesh, the Urban Primary Health Care Project, Marie Stopes International and BRAC Bangladesh.
The 2001 BMMS notes anecdotal evidence supporting the "dramatic decline" in deaths from incomplete and septic abortion as "presumably due to the expanded provision of safer and more accessible MR services.
By 1992, the tenth year of the enactment of the law, the number of women admitted to QEH with complications from abortions had fallen by 53%, and the number of cases of septic abortion had fallen by 70%.
Cases include ectopic pregnancy, septic abortion, hypertensive emergencies, cardiac failure, acute asthma attack, fetal distress, jaundice, obstructed labor, postpartum collapse, acute pelvic inflammatory disease, ovarian torsion, endotoxic shock, acute urinary retention, sexual assault, abnormal uterine bleeding, emergency contraception, gynecologic oncology emergencies, postexposure prophylaxis to HIV and hepatitis B, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, diabetic ketoacidosis, and medicolegal and ethical issues.
Septic abortion with Clostridium infection and shock associated with severe DIC has a mortality rate of 50%.
Insertion of that device was associated with septic abortion and death, and it caused a fivefold increased risk of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), compared with other IUDs from that time period, said Dr.
Begum SF, Kamal H and Kamal GM, Evaluation of MR Services in Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh: Bangladesh Association for Prevention of Septic Abortion, 1987, pp.
We cannot know how many women would have escaped death or nonfatal septic abortion had the information about the Dalkon Shield been available earlier but there are a number of them.
Of the 13,928 women, 71% of the incomplete abortions were related to infection, and of these, 90% were diagnosed with septic abortion.
In Nigeria, adolescents obtain 53% of abortions, but they constitute only 24% of women aged 15-44%; (7) however, the data are for patients with septic abortion, a group in which young women may be overrepresented, because they typically have greater than average difficulty in obtaining a safe abortion.