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Trauma in pregnancy 

Trauma in pregnancy
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Trauma in pregnancy
Author(s):

Jason Smith

, Ian Greaves

, and Keith M Porter

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199543328.003.0021
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date: 22 September 2019

Trauma in pregnancy 374

Diagnostic imaging 376

Other diagnostic tools 377

Management of trauma in pregnancy 378

Specific conditions 380

Frequently asked questions 382

Further reading 382

Emergency care of a pregnant woman with physical trauma poses several unique challenges. Indeed, any female patient of reproductive age should have a pregnancy test performed early during trauma evaluation in the Emergency Department. Physical trauma during pregnancy is a relatively common event. It occurs in up to 7% of pregnancies and the frequency increases with advancing gestational age. More than half of these incidents occur during the third trimester....

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