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ARDS ,Shock, Seizures

Kalpalatha K Guntupalli, Dilip R Karnad, Venkata Bandi, Nicole Hall, Michael Belfort
The first of this two-part series on critical illness in pregnancy dealt with obstetric disorders. In Part II, medical conditions that commonly affect pregnant women or worsen during pregnancy are discussed. ARDS occurs more frequently in pregnancy. Strategies commonly used in nonpregnant patients, including permissive hypercapnia, limits for plateau pressure, and prone positioning, may not be acceptable, especially in late pregnancy. Genital tract infections unique to pregnancy include chorioamnionitis, group A streptococcal infection causing toxic shock syndrome, and polymicrobial infection with streptococci, staphylococci, and Clostridium perfringens causing necrotizing vulvitis or fasciitis...
November 2015: Chest
M Sutter, J Pfenninger
Two children who received an overdose of nupercaine (cinchocainium chloratum) showed severe neurological and cardiovascular disturbances and developed adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Following initial cardiovascular resuscitation they underwent invasive neurointensive care and required controlled ventilation for a period of 6-15 days, initially with high positive end expiratory pressure (PEEP) for treatment of the ARDS. However, both survived and made a complete recovery.
November 20, 1982: Schweizerische Medizinische Wochenschrift
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