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Title: The pregnant trauma patient.
Austin Authors: Weinberg, Laurence ;Steele, R G;Pugh, R;Higgins, S;Herbert, M;Story, David A 
Affiliation: Department of Anaesthesia, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria.
Issue Date: 1-Apr-2005
Publication information: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care; 33(2): 167-80
Abstract: Trauma is the leading non-obstetric cause of maternal death. Optimal management of the pregnant trauma patient requires a multidisciplinary approach. The anaesthetist and critical care physician play a pivotal role in the entire continuum of fetomaternal care, from initial assessment, resuscitation and intraoperative management, to postoperative care that often involves critical care support and patient transfer. Primary goals are aggressive resuscitation of the mother and maintenance of uteroplacental perfusion and fetal oxygenation by the avoidance of hypoxia, hypotension, hypocapnia, acidosis and hypothermia. Recognizing and understanding the mechanisms of injury, the factors that may predict fetal outcome, and the pathophysiological changes that can result from trauma, will allow early identification and treatment of fetomaternal injury. This in turn should improve morbidity and mortality. A framework for the acute care of the pregnant trauma patient is presented.
Gov't Doc #: 15960398
Journal: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Cesarean Section.methods
Critical Care
Emergency Service, Hospital
Fetal Mortality
Pregnancy Complications.diagnosis.physiopathology.therapy
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