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Table 1 Clinical criteria for identification of near-miss cases

From: Maternal near miss and maternal deaths in Mozambique: a cross-sectional, region-wide study of 635 consecutive cases assisted in health facilities of Maputo province

Eclampsia Convulsions during pregnancy or in the first 48 hours postpartum together with hypertension (≥140/90 mmHg) and proteinuria (1+ on random dipstick analysis or 300 mg in 24 hours)
Severe hemorrhage Profuse vaginal bleeding with hypovolemic shock, systolic blood pressure <90 mm Hg and need of blood transfusion. (cases of third trimester hemorrhage, post-partum hemorrhage and abortion)
Severe sepsis [17] Two or more of the following signs: temperature >38°C or <36°C, heart rate >100 beats/minute, respiratory rate >20/min, white cell count >17×109/l, clinical signs of peritonitis
Uterine rupture Acute dehiscence of the uterus, no matter the mode of delivery, with need of blood transfusion and/or surgical repair and/or hysterectomy
Severe malaria [18] Malaria with coma or convulsions and need of blood transfusion in the pregnant, puerperal or post-abortion women, were include