All publications of “Thomaz Bittencourt Couto”

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Mortality in a pediatric secondary-care hospital in post-conflict Liberia in 2009

Thomaz Bittencourt Couto, Sylvia Costa Lima Farhat, Tony Reid, Cláudio Schvartsman

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082013000400002

Objective:To describe and analyze the causes of death in a pediatric secondary-care hospital (run by Médecins sans Frontières), in Monrovia, Liberia, 6 years post-civil war, to determine the quality of care and mortality in a setting with limited resources.METHODS:Data were retrospectively collected from March 2009 to October 2009. Patient charts and laboratory records were reviewed to verify cause of death. Additionally, charts of patients aged over 1 month with an infectious cause of death were analyzed for decompensated septic shock, […]