Amniotic fluid embolus

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dc.contributor.author Ayoub, Chakib
dc.contributor.author Zreik, Tony
dc.contributor.author Dabbous, Aliya
dc.contributor.author Baraka, Anis
dc.date.accessioned 2015-10-07T09:20:35Z
dc.date.available 2015-10-07T09:20:35Z
dc.date.copyright 2003
dc.date.issued 2015-10-07
dc.identifier.issn 1804-204X en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/2271
dc.description.abstract Purpose of review: Amniotic fluid embolism is a rare catastrophe unique to pregnancy. Its mortality rate remains high despite efforts at prompt and aggressive management protocols, highlighting the need to maintain a high index of suspicion. Recent findings: The intrusion of amniotic fluid into the maternal bloodstream may lead in certain women to a complex series of physiological reactions mimicking those seen in human anaphylaxis or sepsis, negating the purely embolic phenomenon theory as previously understood. The clinical picture is the sudden onset of cardiovascular collapse, cyanosis, haemorrhage or disseminated intravascular coagulopathy, during or soon after delivery. Summary: The mainstay of a successful outcome remains the identification of high-risk patients, as well as early clinical diagnosis and management. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Amniotic fluid embolus en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.title.subtitle Can we affect the outcome? en_US
dc.author.school SOM en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200802707
dc.author.woa N/A en_US
dc.author.department N/A en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Current Opinion in Anesthesiology, en_US
dc.journal.volume 16 en_US
dc.journal.issue 3 en_US
dc.article.pages 257-261 en_US
dc.keywords Amniotic fluid en_US
dc.keywords Embolism en_US
dc.keywords Pregnancy complications en_US
dc.keywords Anaphylactoid syndrome en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.aco.0000073223.10825.f3 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Ayoub, C. M., Zreik, T. G., Dabbous, A. S., & Baraka, A. S. (2003). Amniotic fluid embolus: can we affect the outcome?. Current Opinion in Anesthesiology, 16(3), 257-261. en_US
dc.author.email tgzreik@lau.edu.lb

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