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Amniotic fluid embolus.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16116863     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Amniotic fluid embolus remains among the most fatal obstetrical emergencies, with an extremely high maternal and fetal death rate. There is no way to predict who is at risk for this often catastrophic malady. Increased awareness by the medical community of the signs and symptoms of AFE may allow us to provide earlier aggressive treatment to these patients. Early recognition and treatment remain the best way to start early aggressive intervention aimed at successful outcomes for both mother and child.
Authors:
Christopher B Haber
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Emergency medical services     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0094-6575     ISO Abbreviation:  Emerg Med Serv     Publication Date:  2005 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-08-24     Completed Date:  2005-09-15     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0431735     Medline TA:  Emerg Med Serv     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  64, 66-8     Citation Subset:  H    
Affiliation:
MEDPRO EMS Education, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Embolism, Amniotic Fluid* / diagnosis,  etiology,  therapy
Emergency Medical Services*
Female
Humans
Pregnancy
United States

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