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Critical care and trauma in pregnancy 

Critical care and trauma in pregnancy
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Critical care and trauma in pregnancy
Author(s):

Joshua Brown

and Gary T. Marshall

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199777709.003.0024
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date: 10 April 2020

Intensive care unit (ICU) admission is required in < 1% of pregnant women;however, maternal and fetal mortality can increase several-fold in critically-illpregnant patients. Trauma is one of the frequent causes of maternal/fetal mortality, along with venous thromboembolism, hemorrhage, and hypertensive disorders.Diligent management of maternal conditions and risk factors carries thegreatest benefit to the fetus. Early involvement of obstetric expertise is stronglyadvised in all cases.

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