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Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 2011, Article ID 456728, 7 pages
Research Article

Histological Chorioamnionitis Is Increased at Extremes of Gestation in Stillbirth: A Population-Based Study

1Department of Neonatal Medicine, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, NSW 2050, Australia
2Sydney School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia

Received 4 March 2011; Accepted 16 June 2011

Academic Editor: Francesco DeSeta

Copyright © 2011 Adrienne Gordon et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Supplementary Material

Appendix S1: The New South Wales Midwives Data Collection (MDC) is a population-based surveillance system covering all births in NSW public and private hospitals, as well as home births. It encompasses all live births and stillbirths of at least 20 weeks gestation or at least 400 grams birth weight.

Appendix S2: The NSW Maternal and Perinatal Committee is a quality assurance committee established under the NSW Health Administration Act 1982 and is privileged under this Act to carry out confidential reviews of both maternal and perinatal deaths. Information available to the POWP at review is forwarded by hospitals and includes a confidential report on perinatal death (Appendix S2), postmortem, and placental pathology reports as well as any other information considered relevant by the local hospital perinatal death review committee.

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