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Enfermería Global

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MOURAO, Luana Feitosa et al. ICU admissions for obstetric causes. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2019, vol.18, n.53, pp.304-345.  Epub Oct 14, 2019. ISSN 1695-6141.

Theobjectivewas to analyze the admission of women of childbearing age to an Obstetric Intensive Care Unit. A cross-sectional, documentary and retrospective study was carried out in an Obstetric Intensive Care Unit, located in Fortaleza/Ceará, with women of childbearing age admitted to the unit in 2016. Data were collected from 106 medical records that met the inclusion criteria during the month of April 2017, using a semi-structured form, and analyzed by means of descriptive statistics. The majority of the women were between 20 and 29 years old, common-law married, with complete secondary education, primiparous, had initiated prenatal care in the first trimester of pregnancy, and attended 4 to 6 consultations. Among the direct obstetric causes (61.1%), the most frequent were Eclampsia (34.4%), HELLP syndrome (15.1%) and Severe preeclampsia (11%). The indirect obstetric causes (38.9%) included Renal insufficiency (13.5%), Acute lung edema (11.5%) and Heart disease (9.6%). Data revealed a fragile health care for women within the pregnant-puerperal cycle.

Keywords : Intensive Care Units; Obstetrics; Health profile.

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