Trauma and pregnancy.

  title={Trauma and pregnancy.},
  author={Annamarie Connolly and Vern L. Katz and K L Bash and Michael J. McMahon and Wendy F Hansen},
  journal={American journal of perinatology},
  volume={14 6},
Trauma and/or accidental injury complicates 6-7% of all pregnancies. The management protocols for trauma in pregnancy are based largely on case reports and small series. The purposes of this study were to: describe the demographics of pregnant trauma patients at a tertiary care center and a large community hospital; identify variables predictive of fetal outcome including an examination of Kleihauer-Betke and nonstress testing; and recommend an evaluation and management protocol after trauma… CONTINUE READING
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