Amniotic Fluid Embolism An Obstetric Emergency

Perozzi, Katherine J.; Englert, Nadine C.
August 2004
Critical Care Nurse;Aug2004, Vol. 24 Issue 4, p54
Academic Journal
Reports on amniotic fluid embolism, in which amniotic fluid enters the maternal circulation system. How it is the leading cause of death during labor and the few postpartum hours; Neurological damage to mother and child which can result from the condition; Low incidence of AFE; Clinical features and pathophysiology of AFE; Details of treatment once the condition is recognized.


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