Acute burn during pregnancy: A retrospective study

Rezaei, Ezzatollah and Beiragi-Toosi, Arash and Aliakbarian, Hassan and Alijani, Hamid Reza and Shariat-Gonabadi, Gholamreza (2016) Acute burn during pregnancy: A retrospective study. Journal of Midwifery and Reproductive Health, 4 (1). pp. 540-543.

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Abstract

Background & aim: The incidence of acute burn injuries in pregnant women is very low. Burn injuries during pregnancy are often associated with a high rate of fetal and maternal mortality and morbidity. In this study, we aimed to review the cases of acute burn during pregnancy and evaluate the outcome of these patients in Mashhad, Iran. Methods:This retrospective study was performed using the medical records of 48 pregnant women with thermal injuries over a 13-year period. Results: The results showed that 8 (16.7), 27 (56.3), and 13 (27.1) patients were in the first, second, and third trimesters of pregnancy. Moreover, 14 mothers (29.2) died, 24 (50.0) were discharged without any fetal problems, eight (16.7) had fetal death, 13 (27.1) had abortion, two (4.2) had normal vaginal delivery, and one (2.1) underwent normal caesarean section. Conclusion: The rate ofmaternal survival in the first and second trimesters was higher than the third one. In the third trimester, pregnancy termination is indicated only after fetal maturation.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WP Gynecology
WQ Obstetrics
Divisions: Journals > Midwifery&Reproductive Health J
Depositing User: jmrh jmrh
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2017 13:26
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2017 13:26
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/5095

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