Managing Maternal Sepsis: Early Warning Criteria to ECMO

Cesar Padilla, Arvind Palanisamy

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Maternal sepsis is now a leading cause of direct maternal death during pregnancy. This review addresses the latest advances in the identification and management of critically ill parturients. Specifically, this review will focus on the vulnerability of pregnant women to sepsis, the utility of early warning criteria in the identification of the septic parturient, emphasize the immediate antibiotic management of suspected sepsis, and elaborate upon the latest understanding in the ventilatory management of parturients with sepsis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)418-424
Number of pages7
JournalClinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2017


  • ECMO in pregnancy
  • SIRS
  • early warning criteria
  • maternal sepsis
  • obstetric levels of care
  • septic shock


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