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Electroconvulsive Therapy with Fetal Monitoring in a Bipolar Pregnant Patient.
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PMID:  11940826     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The management of depression in a pregnant patient is a therapeutic challenge because of the potential teratogenicity of psychotropic medications. The present case report details the safe and effective use of electroconvulsive therapy in a pregnant patient with bipolar affective disorder. Values for maternal blood gases, fetal heart rate monitoring with Doppler ultrasound, and the use of real-time ultrasonography indicate that the treatment has no adverse effect on the fetus. This is believed to be the second case report in the literature in which continuous fetal monitoring and maternal blood gases have been used during electroconvulsive therapy.
Janice B. Dorn
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Title:  Convulsive therapy     Volume:  1     ISSN:  0749-8055     ISO Abbreviation:  Convuls Ther     Publication Date:  1985  
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Created Date:  2002-Apr-9     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8506311     Medline TA:  Convuls Ther     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  217-221     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Psychiatry, Maricopa Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
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