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Medical Category: Obstetrics and Gynecology

Respiratory Failure and Airway Management in the Pregnant Patient

Introduction: Respiratory failure is an uncommon but important complication in pregnancy and the postpartum period, occurring 1 in 500 pregnancies.1 Respiratory failure can result from pregnancy-related conditions, conditions exacerbated by pregnancy, or pathologies common to the general population (Table 1). …

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Obstetrics and GynecologyResuscitation

REBEL Core Cast 46.0 – Resuscitative Hysterotomy

Take Home Points This is a resuscitative hysterotomy – focus is on saving the mother first. Delivering the fetus can improve venous return thus increasing chance to save mom Don’t focus on gestational age to make the decision – if …

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Obstetrics and Gynecology

REBEL Core Cast 44.0 – Postpartum Hemorrhage

Take Home Points Watch for continued bleeding in excess of 500 ml or bleeding that is “more than normal.” Call it postpartum hemorrhage and start resuscitation Call your obstetric and/or surgical consultants early as operative intervention is often required Replace …

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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Rebellion in EM 2019: Got Milk? via Jenny Beck-Esmay, MD

“You’re working a shift in whatever the lower acuity version is of your department. So maybe it’s fast track, maybe you call it an urgent care. Whatever it is, it’s a unit where they take doctors, who trained for 7 …

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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Association of Maternal First-Trimester Ondansetron Use with Cardiac Malformations and Oral Clefts in Newborns

Background Information: Nausea and vomiting during pregnancy most commonly occurs during the first trimester. If left untreated, the development of hyperemesis gravidarum can lead to further complications characterized by dehydration and electrolyte abnormalities.1 Ondansetron, a 5-HT3 receptor antagonist has quickly …

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Obstetrics and GynecologyToxicology

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