SOMANZ guidelines for the investigation and management sepsis in pregnancy.

July 11, 2017 at 3:42 pm

Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol. July 3, 2017    

Bowyer L1, Robinson HL2, Barrett H3, Crozier TM4, Giles M5,6, Idel I7, Lowe S8, Lust K9, Marnoch CA10, Morton MR11, Said J12,13, Wong M14, Makris A15,16.

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1 Maternal Fetal Medicine, Royal Hospital for Women, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

2 Department of Medicine, Ipswich Hospital, Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.

3 Department of Obstetric Medicine, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

4 Intensive Care, Monash Medical Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

5 Department of Infectious Diseases, Alfred Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

6 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

7 Department of Nephrology, Eastern Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

8 Royal Hospital for Women, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

9 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

10 Auckland District Health Board, Auckland, New Zealand.

11 Women’s and Babies Division, Women’s and Children’s Hospital, North Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.

12 Department of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Sunshine Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

13 Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

14 Department of Anaesthesia, Royal Women’s Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

15 Department of Nephrology, Liverpool Hospital, Liverpool, New South Wales, Australia.

16 Department of Medicine, Western Sydney University, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.


SOMANZ (Society of Obstetric Medicine Australia and New Zealand) has written a guideline to provide evidence-based guidance for the investigation and care of women with sepsis in pregnancy or the postpartum period.

The guideline is evidence-based and incorporates recent changes in the definition of sepsis. The etiology, investigation and treatment of bacterial, viral and non-infective causes of sepsis are discussed.

Obstetric considerations relevant to anaesthetic and intensive care treatment in sepsis are also addressed. A multi-disciplinary group of clinicians with experience in all aspects of the care of pregnant women have contributed to the development of the guidelines.

This is an executive summary of the guidelines.



Entry filed under: Antimicrobianos, Bacterias, Bacteriemias, CONSENSOS, Epidemiología, GUIDELINES, Health Care-Associated Infections, Infecciones en embarzadas, Infecciones Gin/Obs, Infecciones intraabdominales, Infecciones nosocomiales, Infecciones sitio quirurgico, Metodos diagnosticos, Resistencia bacteriana, Sepsis, Update.

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