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Trauma in Pregnancy

Jeffrey Sakamoto, Collin Michels, Bryn Eisfelder, Nikita Joshi
Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America 2019, 37 (2): 317-338
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Although trauma in pregnancy is rare, it is one of the most common causes of morbidity and mortality to pregnant women and fetus. Pathophysiology of trauma is generally time sensitive, and this is still true in pregnant patients, with the additional challenge of rare presentation and balancing the management of two patients concurrently. Successful resuscitation requires understanding the physiologic changes to the woman throughout the course of pregnancy. Ultimately, trauma management is best approached by prioritizing maternal resuscitation.

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