B.OSS

A nationwide Obstetric Surveillance System to identify and analyze rare disorders/complications of pregnancy in Belgium

Global Maternal Sepsis Study

  • Globally sepsis is a major cause of both maternal and newborn deaths, but the exact burden of disease is unknown.

  • This study will form part of a one week WHO multi-country global study of women with suspected or confirmed sepsis.

  • This study aims to test new WHO criteria for identification of maternal sepsis across both low and high resource settings, describe the outcomes of suspected or confirmed maternal sepsis for mothers and infants, and additionally, in Belgium and other European participating countries, describe on a national basis the patterns of anti-microbial usage amongst women with suspected maternal.

 

PLEASE REFER ANY WOMAN IF SHE IS

Currently pregnant or was pregnant anytime between 16 October and 04 December 2017 (regardless of the outcome of her pregnancy)

AND

  • Has a suspected or confirmed INFECTION, OR

  • Had a sample sent for CULTURE, OR

  • Is receiving therapeutic ANTIBIOTICS or other antimicrobials, OR

  • Is UNWELL without a known cause (eg no haemorrhage, no hypertension)

 

Gloss study poster