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Acute severe asthma presenting in late pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16253498     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Asthma is the commonest pre-existing medical condition to complicate pregnancy. Acute severe asthma in pregnancy is rare, but poses difficult problems. In particular, the decision about when and where to deliver the fetus is complex, since maternal response to asthma treatment is unpredictable. We report the successful management of a parturient presenting with acute severe asthma at 37 weeks' gestation. The controversies involved and the importance of adopting a multi-disciplinary team approach to optimise maternal and neonatal outcomes are discussed.
S M Holland; K D Thomson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2005-10-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of obstetric anesthesia     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0959-289X     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Obstet Anesth     Publication Date:  2006 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-12-26     Completed Date:  2006-05-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9200430     Medline TA:  Int J Obstet Anesth     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  75-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anaesthesia, North Hampshire Hospital, Basingstoke, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Anesthesia, General*
Anesthesia, Obstetrical*
Asthma / therapy*
Cesarean Section*
Pregnancy Complications / therapy*

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