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Electric injury, part III: cardiac monitoring indications, the pregnant patient, and lightning.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10699519     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A number of publications have presented recommendations for prolonged cardiac monitoring after electric injury. These recommendations are combined in this article to make criteria for monitoring that agree with the recommendations of most studies. It is generally agreed that cardiac monitoring is not needed unless there is an abnormal electrocardiogram or other suggestion of acute problems. Electric injury in pregnancy is also discussed, with recommendations for fetal monitoring after electric and mechanical trauma. Reports of fetal death after minor electric injury to the mother are described. Finally, selected aspects of lightning injury are described, including neurologic and vascular effects. This is the final article of a 3-part series on electric injury.
R M Fish
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of emergency medicine     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0736-4679     ISO Abbreviation:  J Emerg Med     Publication Date:  2000 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-03-30     Completed Date:  2000-03-30     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8412174     Medline TA:  J Emerg Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  181-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Gibson City, Illinois, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Electric Injuries / complications*
Electrocardiography, Ambulatory*
Emergency Medicine / methods*
Fetal Death / epidemiology
Fetal Monitoring*
Lightning Injuries / complications*,  therapy
Monitoring, Physiologic
Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular / diagnosis*,  etiology
Risk Assessment
Time Factors

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