Developing a database for multicenter evaluation of placenta accreta spectrum

the International Society for Placenta Accreta Spectrum (IS-PAS)

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Studies of rare, but complex clinical conditions require multicenter cooperation. The International Society for Placenta accreta spectrum (IS-PAS) have established a secure web-based database to analyze pregnancies complicated by PAS. By repeated in-person meetings of the IS-PAS, a core dataset was established. Then, a custom-made, secure online database, capable of receiving strictly anonymized patient-related textual and imaging data and allowing statistical queries was designed, tested, amended and implemented. Between 2008 and 2019, 14 IS-PAS centers across Europe and one center in the USA contributed data for all their PAS cases, containing pregnancy data for a total of 442 pregnant women. Data were analyzed by a designated data analysis sub-group of the IS-PAS. Center characteristics are presented. Based on experiences with previous versions, our new online database now allows an all-encompassing data collection. It has shown its usefulness in the current analysis project.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7-11
Number of pages5
JournalActa Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
Issue numberS1
StatePublished - Mar 2021


  • abnormally invasive placenta
  • case reporting form
  • online database
  • placenta accreta spectrum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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