Amniotic fluid embolism: analysis of the national registry.

@article{Clark1995AmnioticFE,
  title={Amniotic fluid embolism: analysis of the national registry.},
  author={Steven L. Clark and Gary D. V. Hankins and Danette A Dudley and Gary A Dildy and Timothy F. Porter},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={1995},
  volume={172 4 Pt 1},
  pages={1158-67; discussion 1167-9}
}
OBJECTIVE We analyzed the clinical course and investigated possible pathophysiologic mechanisms of amniotic fluid embolism. STUDY DESIGN We carried out a retrospective review of medical records. Forty-six charts were analyzed for 121 separate clinical variables. RESULTS Amniotic fluid embolism occurred during labor in 70% of the women, after vaginal delivery in 11%, and during cesarean section after delivery of the infant in 19%. No correlation was seen with prolonged labor or oxytocin use… CONTINUE READING
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