Epidemiologic Reports SurveysDelivery-associated Sepsis: Trends in Prevalence and MortalityKendle, A.M.; Salemi, J.L.; Tanner, J.P.; Louis, J.M.Author Information Morsani College of Medicine, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL Obstetric Anesthesia Digest: March 2020 - Volume 40 - Issue 1 - p 8-9 doi: 10.1097/01.aoa.0000652776.80147.ef Buy Metrics Abstract (Am J Obst Gynecol. 2019;220:391.e1–391.e16) Sepsis remains a leading cause of maternal morbidity and mortality, despite widespread efforts by hospitals to raise awareness and improve outcomes in recent years. A diagnosis of sepsis can be difficult to determine due to the physiological changes of pregnancy that mimic infection, and specific treatment guidelines for pregnancy related sepsis are lacking. The aim of this study was to provide national estimates of the prevalence and trends of delivery-associated sepsis and in-hospital mortality. Copyright © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.