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Maternal medicine

Show simple item record Motha, C. 2016-04-27T04:20:27Z 2016-04-27T04:20:27Z 2016
dc.identifier.citation Proceedings of the 25th Anniversary International Scientific Conference. Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya; 2016: 60 en_US
dc.description Symposium H (SYM H): The paradigm shift in obstetric and gynaecological interventions: from lifesaving to life giving - 25th Anniversary International Scientific Conference, 6-8 April 2016, Faculty of Medicine,University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka en_US
dc.description.abstract With the advancement of medical science, more women with medical disorders are reaching adulthood and rearing children. However, these women are at increased risk of morbidity and mortality due to exacerbation of these conditions during pregnancy. When reviewing the leading causes of maternal mortality in Sri Lanka, medical disorders are at the forefront with no sign of decline. The lack of a robust referral system to manage women identified with medical problems in the preconception stage, a dearth of studies on medical disorders in pregnancy in Sri Lanka and inadequate knowledge of these conditions among clinicians were identified as reasons for this non reassuring trend. As a first step in addressing these deficiencies we undertook research in the area of maternal medical disorders. Common medical conditions during pregnancy were studied and relevant recommendations made. We studied pre-existing medical problems in pregnant women in order to gauge the magnitude and pattern of medical disorders so as to make suitable recommendations to the preconception care service through the Ministry of Health with the ultimate aim of promoting ‘life giving’ rather than ‘life saving’. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka en_US
dc.subject Maternal medicine en_US
dc.title Maternal medicine en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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