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Advances in obstetric care, alongside efforts to implement best practices, have not diminished the need for critical care facilities. Obstetric patients constitute 1.8 % of intensive care unit (ICU) admissions in a well-resourced country like the UK,[1] but this rises to 23.7 % in under-resourced countries.[2] Globally, the ICU constitutes an expensive service and demand typically exceeds the supply of available beds; therefore, triage is essential, in order to favour those who have better chances of survival. There is a perception that HIV-positive patients tend to have poor outcomes, particularly if they are antiretroviral therapy (ART) naive; this may bias clinicians against admitting such patients to limited ICU resources. Although Bhagwanjee et al.[3] had previously shown that HIV infection in adults did not predict ICU mortality, their study was undertaken at a very early stage of the HIV epidemic i

Year: 2016
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