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Severe maternal morbidity, mortality of pregnant patients with COVID-19 infection during early pandemic period

JAMA Network Open

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JAMA Network

About The Study: This national-level analysis found substantial adverse maternal outcomes among pregnant patients with COVID-19 infection at delivery during the early pandemic in the U.S. Specifically, the odds of severe respiratory complications were increased among pregnant patients with COVID-19 infection at delivery. 

Authors: Koji Matsuo, M.D., Ph.D., of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, is the corresponding author. 

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