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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891406/amniotic-fluid-embolism-with-isolated-coagulopathy-a-report-of-two-cases
#1
Chi-Yuan Liao, Fuh-Jinn Luo
Amniotic Fluid Embolism (AFE) is a catastrophic complication of pregnancy with high mortality rate. The most common clinical presentation is an abrupt onset of cardiopulmonary collapse. Here, we present an uncommon variant involving isolated disseminated intravascular coagulation that developed without antecedent cardiopulmonary disturbances. Both patients developed symptoms soon after delivery. Blood test was sent at 14 minutes postpartum for the second patient due to suspected amniotic fluid embolism. Fetal components were observed in the uterine veins of the lower uterine segments in both cases...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832332/a-successfully-treated-case-of-cardiac-arrest-after-caesarean-section-complicated-by-pheochromocytoma-crisis-and-amniotic-fluid-embolism
#2
Kenichiro Mita, Kayo Tsugita, Yoshikazu Yasuda, Yasunari Matsuki, Yurie Obata, Yuka Matsuki, Seiichi Kamisawa, Kenji Shigemi
Both pheochromocytoma and amniotic fluid embolism (AFE) are important causes of maternal mortality. We present a case of a 29-year-old woman who developed cardiac arrest after Caesarean section, complicated by both pheochromocytoma crisis and AFE. After resuscitation, the patient developed multiple organ dysfunction, rhabdomyolysis and disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). After institution of multidisciplinary interventions (including the use of an intra-aortic balloon pump, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, continuous hemodiafiltration, and neuroprotective therapeutic hypothermia) the patient made a full recovery without any apparent neurological deficit...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816160/amniotic-fluid-embolism
#3
REVIEW
Amir A Shamshirsaz, Steven L Clark
Amniotic fluid embolism remains one of the most devastating conditions in obstetric practice with an incidence of approximately 1 in 40,000 deliveries and a reported mortality rate ranging from 20% to 60%. The pathophysiology involves an abnormal maternal response to fetal tissue exposure associated with breaches of the maternal-fetal physiologic barrier during parturition. This response and its subsequent injury involve activation of proinflammatory mediators similar to that seen with the classic systemic inflammatory response syndrome...
December 2016: Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805263/efficacy-of-transfusion-with-fresh-frozen-plasma-red-blood-cell-concentrate-ratio-of-1-or-more-for-amniotic-fluid-embolism-with-coagulopathy-a-case-control-study
#4
Hiroaki Tanaka, Shinji Katsuragi, Kazuhiro Osato, Junichi Hasegawa, Masahiko Nakata, Takeshi Murakoshi, Jun Yoshimatsu, Akihiko Sekizawa, Naohiro Kanayama, Isamu Ishiwata, Tomoaki Ikeda
BACKGROUND: The Japan Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (JAOG) recommends transfusion with a fresh-frozen plasma (FFP):red blood cell (RBC) ratio of 1 or more in postpartum hemorrhage. However, no global consensus exists concerning this, and little is known regarding the impact of FFP:RBC ratio on maternal mortality. This study evaluates the efficacy of transfusion with FFP:RBC ratio of 1 or more for amniotic fluid embolism (AFE) with coagulopathy. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: The Maternal Death Exploratory Committee, established by the JAOG, conducted this retrospective nationwide case-control study in Japan...
November 2, 2016: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760522/amniotic-fluid-embolism-as-a-cause-of-maternal-mortality-in-china-between-1996-and-2013-a-population-based-retrospective-study
#5
Yi Mu, Nolan McDonnell, Zhuoyang Li, Juan Liang, Yanping Wang, Jun Zhu, Elizabeth Sullivan
BACKGROUND: To analyse the maternal mortality ratio, demographic and pregnancy related details in women who suffered a fatal amniotic fluid embolism (AFE) in China. METHODS: A retrospective population based study using data collected as part of the National Maternal Mortality Surveillance System between 1996 and 2013. Data were collected onto a standardised form from women whose cause of death was listed as being secondary to AFE. RESULTS: Records were available for 640 deaths...
October 19, 2016: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27755062/amniotic-fluid-embolism
#6
Courtney Stanley Sundin, Lauren Bradham Mazac
Amniotic fluid embolism (AFE) is a rare but serious and potentially deadly complication of pregnancy that is unpreventable and unpredictable. Most AFE events occur during labor; however, approximately one third happen during the immediate postpartum period. Presentation is abrupt and thought to be an abnormal response to fetal materials entering maternal circulation through the placental insertion site. Care providers must recognize the signs and symptoms of AFE and react quickly in effort to treat potential complications...
October 13, 2016: MCN. the American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27687451/successful-recovery-after-amniotic-fluid-embolism-in-a-patient-undergoing-vacuum-assisted-vaginal-delivery
#7
Eric M Wise, Ricky Harika, Fatima Zahir
Amniotic fluid embolism (AFE) is a rare, catastrophic emergency that requires prompt recognition and treatment. Despite early recognition and supportive therapy, the morbidity and mortality remain high. We report a case of AFE after vacuum-assisted vaginal delivery resulting in hemodynamic collapse and subsequent multiorgan failure. Management included mechanical ventilation, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, and continuous veno-venous hemodialysis. The patient was able to make a full recovery with minimal sequelae...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27650060/clinical-course-of-disseminated-intravascular-coagulopathy-type-amniotic-fluid-embolism-a-report-of-three-cases
#8
Akihiro Hasegawa, Takeshi Murakoshi, Yoshiro Otsuki, Yuichi Torii
Amniotic fluid embolism (AFE) is a rare complication of pregnancy and its mortality rate is high. There have been few reports of AFE with presence of severe coagulopathy and incoagulable bleeding, and absence of cardiopulmonary symptoms or limited cardiopulmonary symptoms, followed by massive blood loss during delivery. Such cases have been referred to as disseminated intravascular coagulopathy-type AFE, and the characteristics of this condition have been presented previously. Here we report three cases that fulfilled the diagnostic characteristics of disseminated intravascular coagulopathy-type AFE...
September 20, 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27607089/amniotic-fluid-embolism-after-intrauterine-fetal-demise
#9
Karl Kristensen, Fali Langdana, Howard Clentworth, Chu Hansby, Paul Dalley
We present a case of the successful treatment of severe amniotic fluid embolism in a 41-year-old woman undergoing emergency caesarean section at 36 weeks of gestation for placental abruption and intrauterine fetal demise. The treatment included prolonged cardiopulmonary resuscitation, emergency hysterectomy, re-operation with intra-abdominal packing and intra-aortic balloon pump insertion. The patient made a remarkable recovery and to date has minimal residual morbidity. Amniotic fluid embolism syndrome (AFES) is a rare and often fatal obstetric condition that remains one of the main causes of maternal mortality in developed countries...
2016: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27541321/amniotic-fluid-embolism-using-the-medical-staff-process-to-facilitate-streamlined-care
#10
Peter M Hession, Cynthia J Millward, Joyce E Gottesfeld, Thomas F Rehring, Kevin B Miller, Paul M Chetham, S Kel Muckleroy, Christopher A Bates, Harris W Hollis
Amniotic fluid embolism (AFE) is a catastrophic consequence of labor and delivery that often results in maternal and neonatal death. These poor outcomes are related largely to the rarity of the event in a population overwhelmingly biased by overall good health. Despite the presence of national AFE registries, there are no published algorithmic approaches to its management, to our knowledge. The purpose of this article is to share a care pathway developed by a multidisciplinary group at a community teaching hospital...
2016: Permanente Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27513791/adult-respiratory-distress-syndrome
#11
S Cutts, R Talboys, C Paspula, E M Prempeh, R Fanous, D Ail
Adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) has now been described as a sequela to such diverse conditions as burns, amniotic fluid embolism, acute pancreatitis, trauma, sepsis and damage as a result of elective surgery in general. Patients with ARDS require immediate intubation, with the average patient now being ventilated for between 8 and 11 days. While the acute management of ARDS is conducted by the critical care team, almost any surgical patient can be affected by the condition and we believe that it is important that a broader spectrum of hospital doctors gain an understanding of the nature of the pathology and its current treatment...
August 11, 2016: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27512467/acute-respiratory-failure-in-pregnancy
#12
REVIEW
Stephen E Lapinsky
Respiratory failure affects up to 0.2% of pregnancies, more commonly in the postpartum period. Altered maternal respiratory physiology affects the assessment and management of these patients. Respiratory failure may result from pregnancy-specific conditions such as preeclampsia, amniotic fluid embolism or peripartum cardiomyopathy. Pregnancy may increase the risk or severity of other conditions, including thromboembolism, asthma, viral pneumonitis, and gastric acid aspiration. Management during pregnancy is similar to the nonpregnant patient...
September 2015: Obstetric Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27442800/successful-treatment-of-life-threatening-hemorrhaging-due-to-amniotic-fluid-embolism
#13
Lucia Aurini, Maria P Rainaldi, Paul F White, Battista Borghi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 21, 2016: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27393078/seizures-in-the-peripartum-period-epidemiology-diagnosis-and-management
#14
A G M Aya, B Ondze, J Ripart, P Cuvillon
The occurrence of seizures in the peripartum period is a rare but particularly challenging situation. Seizures in the peripartum period could result from three categories of conditions: first and most frequent is the exacerbation of a known pre-existing seizure disorder, mainly epilepsy. A therapeutic evaluation is needed; second is the new onset of seizures due to a non-pregnancy-related problem. An accurate diagnosis and a specific treatment are required; third is range of pregnancy-related conditions. The present review focuses on this third category, with a special attention to disorders occurring in the peripartum period...
October 2016: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27393077/cardiovascular-emergencies-and-cardiac-arrest-in-a-pregnant-woman
#15
Anne-Sophie Ducloy-Bouthors, Max Gonzalez-Estevez, Benjamin Constans, Alexandre Turbelin, Catherine Barre-Drouard
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 5, 2016: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27372270/proposed-diagnostic-criteria-for-the-case-definition-of-amniotic-fluid-embolism-in-research-studies
#16
Steven L Clark, Roberto Romero, Gary A Dildy, William M Callaghan, Richard M Smiley, Arthur W Bracey, Gary D Hankins, Mary E D'Alton, Mike Foley, Luis D Pacheco, Rakesh B Vadhera, J Patrick Herlihy, Richard L Berkowitz, Michael A Belfort
Amniotic fluid embolism is a leading cause of maternal mortality in developed countries. Our understanding of risk factors, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis is hampered by a lack of uniform clinical case definition; neither histologic nor laboratory findings have been identified unique to this condition. Amniotic fluid embolism is often overdiagnosed in critically ill peripartum women, particularly when an element of coagulopathy is involved. Previously proposed case definitions for amniotic fluid embolism are nonspecific, and when viewed through the eyes of individuals with experience in critical care obstetrics, would include women with a number of medical conditions much more common than amniotic fluid embolism...
October 2016: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27306294/koagulopatia-ze-zu%C3%A5-ycia-jako-wiod%C3%A4-cy-objaw-zatoru-p%C3%A5-ynem-owodniowym-opis-przypadku
#17
Agnieszka Helena Koziołek, Michał Gaca, Krzysztof Szymanowski Szymanowski, Elżbieta Ziętek-Bartlewicz
Amniotic fluid embolism is a rare and diagnostically challenging obstetric disease of high mortality rate. We present a case of a 33-year old parturient after vaginal birth, who presented with severe hemorrhagic shock with low platelet count and coagulopathy resistant to treatment with plasma, platelets and coagulation factors and despite of surgical management of bleeding. Laboratory findings revealed consumptive coagulopathy. Other symptoms included dyspnea and atelectatic changes on chest x-ray, together with augmentation of the heart with no proof of ventricular insufficiency in echocardiographic examination...
2016: Ginekologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27303125/wandering-gastrostomy
#18
Naduthottam Palaniswami Kamalesh, Kurumboor Prakash, Ganesh Narayanan Ramesh
Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) is a relatively safe and effective method of providing nutrition to patients with neurologic deficits or proximal gastrointestinal pathology. Complications that follow this common procedure include dislodgement, dysfunction, infection, gastric/colonic perforation, bleeding, peritonitis, or death. The emergency physician should be aware of the complications and symptoms/signs associated for appropriate management of these patients. We present a case of a young lady who developed a cerebral infarction following amniotic fluid embolism during her cesarean section and had undergone a PEG tube placement...
April 2016: Indian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27275041/amniotic-fluid-embolism
#19
REVIEW
Kiranpreet Kaur, Mamta Bhardwaj, Prashant Kumar, Suresh Singhal, Tarandeep Singh, Sarla Hooda
Amniotic fluid embolism (AFE) is one of the catastrophic complications of pregnancy in which amniotic fluid, fetal cells, hair, or other debris enters into the maternal pulmonary circulation, causing cardiovascular collapse. Etiology largely remains unknown, but may occur in healthy women during labour, during cesarean section, after abnormal vaginal delivery, or during the second trimester of pregnancy. It may also occur up to 48 hours post-delivery. It can also occur during abortion, after abdominal trauma, and during amnio-infusion...
April 2016: Journal of Anaesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27153475/amniotic-fluid-embolism-update-and-review
#20
Pervez Sultan, Katherine Seligman, Brendan Carvalho
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article reviews our current understanding of amniotic fluid embolism (AFE), specifically the pathogenesis, treatment strategies, potential diagnostic tests and future therapeutic interventions for AFE. RECENT FINDINGS: The incidence and case mortality of AFE varies widely because of heterogeneous diagnostic criteria and varying reporting mechanisms across the world. Amniotic fluid embolism is thought to be caused by abnormal activation of immunologic mechanisms following entry of fetal antigens into maternal circulation...
June 2016: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
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