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Acute respiratory failure in pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8635295     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pregnancy increases the risk for respiratory failure from to numerous pulmonary diseases. Adult respiratory distress syndrome, aspiration, venous air embolism, asthma, thromboembolism, and heart disease are etiologies shared by non-pregnant women. However, their management is complicated by complex physiologic changes during pregnancy. Amniotic fluid embolism and tocolytic-induced pulmonary edema are unique to pregnancy and must be added to the list of causes of respiratory failure. Diagnostics and supportive care is difficult and must be directed with the mother and the fetus in mind. This dictates a thorough understanding of maternal physiology, and the safety of drug use during pregnancy.
P M Deblieux; W R Summer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0009-9201     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  1996 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-07-10     Completed Date:  1996-07-10     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0070014     Medline TA:  Clin Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  143-52     Citation Subset:  IM    
LSU Medical Center, New Orleans 70112-2822, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Pregnancy Complications / etiology*,  therapy
Respiratory Insufficiency / etiology,  therapy*

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