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Trauma in Pregnancy: An Updated Systematic Review.
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PMID:  23333541     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
We reviewed recent data on the prevalence, risk factors, complications and management of trauma during pregnancy. Using the terms "trauma" and "pregnancy" along with specified mechanisms of injury, we queried the Pubmed database for studies reported from January 1 (st), 1990 to May 1 (st), 2012. Studies with the largest number of patients for a given injury type and which were population-based and/or prospective were included. Case reports and case series were used only when more robust studies were lacking. A total of 1,164 abstracts were reviewed and 225 met criteria for inclusion. Domestic violence/intimate partner violence and motor vehicle crashes are the predominant causes of reported trauma during pregnancy. Management of trauma during pregnancy is dictated by its severity and should be initially geared towards maternal stabilization. Minor trauma can often be safely evaluated with simple diagnostic modalities. Pregnancy should not lead to under diagnosis or under treatment of trauma due to unfounded fears of fetal effects. More studies are required to elucidate the safest and most cost-effective strategies for the management of trauma in pregnancy.
Hector Mendez-Figueroa; Joshua D Dahlke; Roxanne A Vrees; Dwight J Rouse
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1097-6868     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-1-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0370476     Medline TA:  Am J Obstet Gynecol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2013 Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.
Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Women and Infants' Hospital, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI. Electronic address:
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