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Obstetrics and Critical Care

The following two articles are concise reviews of the general approach to the critically ill pregnant patient, and management of conditions encountered during the prenatal period, delivery, and puerperium.

Guntupalli KK, Hall N, Karnad DR, et al. Critical Illness in Pregnancy: part I: An Approach to a Pregnant Patient in the ICU and Common Obstetric Disorders. Chest 2015;148: 1093-104.
PMID: 26020613 

Guntupalli KK, Karnad DR, Bandi V, et al. Critical Illness in Pregnancy: part II: Common Medical Conditions Complicating Pregnancy and Puerperium. Chest 2015;148:1333-45.  Review of medical conditions that affect pregnant women or that worsen during pregnancy.
PMID: 26020727

Jeejeebhoy FM, Zelop CM, Lipman S, et al. Cardiac Arrest in Pregnancy: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2015;132:1747-73. A scientific update on guidelines and recommendations for all aspects of maternal resuscitation. They emphasize the use of BLS and ACLS as the foundation for any resuscitation, and focuses on manual left uterine displacement, airway management, and perimortem cesarean delivery as areas of special attention.
PMID: 26443610
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***See Leung et al in Pulmonary Embolism for information related to suspected pulmonary embolism in pregnancy.

Last Reviewed: June 2017