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Clinico-Pathological Discrepancies in the Diagnosis of Causes of Maternal Death in Sub-Saharan Africa: Retrospective Analysis

  • Jaume Ordi mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: jordi@clinic.ub.es

    Affiliations: Department of Pathology Hospital Clinic, Universitat de Barcelona, Institut d'investigacions biomèdiques August Pi I Sunyer (IDIBAPS), Barcelona, Spain, Barcelona Centre for International Health Research (CRESIB), Hospital Clinic/Universitat de Barcelona, IDIBAPS, Barcelona, Spain

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  • Mamudo R Ismail,

    Affiliation: Department of Pathology, Maputo Central Hospital, Universidad Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique

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  • Carla Carrilho,

    Affiliation: Department of Pathology, Maputo Central Hospital, Universidad Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique

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  • Cleofé Romagosa,

    Affiliations: Department of Pathology Hospital Clinic, Universitat de Barcelona, Institut d'investigacions biomèdiques August Pi I Sunyer (IDIBAPS), Barcelona, Spain, Manhiça Health Research Center (CISM), Manhiça, Mozambique

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  • Nafissa Osman,

    Affiliation: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hospital Central de Maputo, Universidad Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique

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  • Fernanda Machungo,

    Affiliation: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hospital Central de Maputo, Universidad Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique

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  • Josep A Bombí,

    Affiliation: Department of Pathology Hospital Clinic, Universitat de Barcelona, Institut d'investigacions biomèdiques August Pi I Sunyer (IDIBAPS), Barcelona, Spain

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  • Juan Balasch,

    Affiliation: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

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  • Pedro L Alonso,

    Affiliations: Barcelona Centre for International Health Research (CRESIB), Hospital Clinic/Universitat de Barcelona, IDIBAPS, Barcelona, Spain, Manhiça Health Research Center (CISM), Manhiça, Mozambique

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  • Clara Menéndez

    Affiliations: Barcelona Centre for International Health Research (CRESIB), Hospital Clinic/Universitat de Barcelona, IDIBAPS, Barcelona, Spain, Manhiça Health Research Center (CISM), Manhiça, Mozambique

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  • Published: February 24, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000036
  • Featured in PLOS Collections

About the Authors

Jaume Ordi, Cleofé Romagosa, Josep A Bombí
Department of Pathology Hospital Clinic, Universitat de Barcelona, Institut d'investigacions biomèdiques August Pi I Sunyer (IDIBAPS), Barcelona, Spain
Jaume Ordi, Pedro L Alonso, Clara Menéndez
Barcelona Centre for International Health Research (CRESIB), Hospital Clinic/Universitat de Barcelona, IDIBAPS, Barcelona, Spain
Mamudo R Ismail, Carla Carrilho
Department of Pathology, Maputo Central Hospital, Universidad Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique
Cleofé Romagosa, Pedro L Alonso, Clara Menéndez
Manhiça Health Research Center (CISM), Manhiça, Mozambique
Nafissa Osman, Fernanda Machungo
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hospital Central de Maputo, Universidad Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique
Juan Balasch
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Corresponding Author

Email: jordi@clinic.ub.es

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

JO, MRI, JAB, JB, and CM designed the experiments/the study. MRI, CR, NO, and CM enrolled patients. MRI, CC CR, NO, and FM collected data or did experiments for the study. JO, MRI, CR, NO, FM, JAB, and JB analyzed the data. JO and CM wrote the first draft of the paper. MRI, CC, CR, NO, JAB, JB, PLA, and CM contributed to writing the paper.