ARDS in pregnancy

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Abstract

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is an uncommon condition in pregnant patients. The causes of ARDS are associated with obstetric causes such as amniotic fluid embolism, preeclampsia, septic abortion, and retained products of conception or nonobstetric causes that include sepsis, aspiration pneumonitis, influenza pneumonia, blood transfusions, and trauma. An essential component in management of ARDS involves good communication between the obstetrics team and critical care specialist and a fundamental understanding of mechanical ventilatory support. Medical therapies such as nitric oxide and corticosteroids play a complimentary role. Extracorporeal life support is beneficial in the management of the parturient with severe ARDS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)862-870
Number of pages9
JournalClinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume57
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

Keywords

  • ARDS
  • Critical illness
  • Mechanical ventilation
  • Pregnancy
  • Respiratory failure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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