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Burns in pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16260575     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Treatment of a major burn injury during pregnancy must incorporate modifications in management resulting from gestational physiologic changes. CASE: A 25-year-old woman, at 34 weeks of gestation, sustained a major burn injury at home. She required ventilatory support, invasive hemodynamic monitoring, and massive fluid resuscitation. Labor was augmented and a spontaneous vaginal delivery of a healthy neonate was achieved. Later, wound autografting was performed. CONCLUSION: Pregnancy-induced physiologic changes affect key factors in the management of the burned patient, including airway management and hemodynamic support. Multidisciplinary management is essential to achieve the best possible outcome.
Luis D Pacheco; Alfredo F Gei; James W VanHook; George R Saade; Gary D V Hankins
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  106     ISSN:  0029-7844     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  2005 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-11-01     Completed Date:  2006-02-03     Revised Date:  2009-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1210-2     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 77555-0587, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Burns / complications,  physiopathology,  therapy*
Fluid Therapy / methods*
Hemodynamics / physiology*
Monitoring, Physiologic
Pregnancy Complications / physiopathology,  therapy*
Pregnancy Outcome
Respiration, Artificial / methods*

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