BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth Journal Impact Factor & Information

Publisher: BioMed Central

Journal description

BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth publishes original research articles in all aspects of pregnancy and childbirth.

Current impact factor: 2.19

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2016
2014 Impact Factor 2.19
2013 Impact Factor 2.152
2012 Impact Factor 2.516
2011 Impact Factor 2.834

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 2.93
Cited half-life 3.70
Immediacy index 0.25
Eigenfactor 0.01
Article influence 0.84
Website BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth website
Other titles BioMed Central pregnancy and childbirth, Pregnancy and childbirth
ISSN 1471-2393
OCLC 47666330
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

Publisher details

BioMed Central

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    • All titles are open access journals
    • 'BioMed Central' is an imprint of 'Springer Verlag (Germany)'
  • Classification
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Publications in this journal

  • BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 12/2015; 15(1). DOI:10.1186/s12884-015-0661-6
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    ABSTRACT: Background Septic incomplete miscarriages remain a cause of maternal deaths in South Africa. There was an initial decline in mortality when a strict protocol based approach and the Choice of Termination of Pregnancy Act in South Africa were implemented in this country. However, a recent unpublished audit at the Pretoria Academic Complex (Kalafong and Steve Biko Academic Hospitals) suggested that maternal mortality due to this condition is increasing. The objective of this investigation is to do a retrospective audit with the purpose of identifying the reasons for the deteriorating mortality index attributed to septic incomplete miscarriage at Steve Biko Academic Hospital. Methods A retrospective audit was performed on all patients who presented to Steve Biko Academic Hospital with a septic incomplete miscarriage from 1st January 2008 to 31st December 2010. Data regarding patient demographics, initial presentation, resuscitation and disease severity was collected from the “maternal near-miss”/SAMM database and the patient’s medical record. The shock index was calculated for each patient retrospectively. Results There were 38 SAMM and 9 maternal deaths during the study period. In the SAMM group 86.8% and in the maternal death group 77.8% had 2 intravenous lines for resuscitation. There was no significant improvement in the mean blood pressure following resuscitation in the SAMM group (p 0.67), nor in the maternal death group (p 0.883). The shock index before resuscitation was similar in the two groups but improved significantly following resuscitation in the SAMM group (p 0.002). Only 31.6% in the SAMM group and 11.1% in the maternal death group had a complete clinical examination, including a speculum examination of the cervix on admission. No antibiotics were administered to 21.1% in the SAMM group and to 33.3% in the maternal death group. Conclusion The strict protocol management for patients with septic incomplete miscarriage was not adhered to. Physicians should be trained to recognise and react to the seriously ill patient. The use of the shock index in the identification and management of the critically ill pregnant patient needs to be investigated.
    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 12/2015; 15(1). DOI:10.1186/s12884-015-0510-7