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Avoiding caesarean section in maternal hypothermia associated with marked fetal distress.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18299376     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A 37-weeks pregnant woman was admitted to the accident and emergency department with hypothermia following possible drug misuse. Although her pulse and blood pressure were normal, her fetus was found to have marked bradycardia. This caused anxiety and quick transfer of the unconscious and still hypothermic woman to the maternity unit. The baby was, however, not immediately delivered by caesarean section. Instead, rewarming of the mother was undertaken, which produced a rise in fetal heart rate as the maternal temperature rose. A healthy baby was eventually born after spontaneous labour. This report discusses the effects of hypothermia on the body and fetus. It also discusses the rationale for delaying delivery of baby until hypothermia is corrected.
Authors:
S Bose Usman; V Menon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Emergency medicine journal : EMJ     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1472-0213     ISO Abbreviation:  Emerg Med J     Publication Date:  2008 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-02-26     Completed Date:  2008-03-25     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100963089     Medline TA:  Emerg Med J     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  177     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
University Hospital of North Staffordshire, Stoke on Trent ST4 6QG, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Cesarean Section
Female
Fetal Distress / etiology*
Humans
Hypothermia / complications*,  therapy*
Infant, Newborn
Male
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Outcome
Rewarming

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