Case Series
Volume 6 Issue 6 - 2020
Intensive Care Management in Pregnant Women with Pulmonary Edema
Arzu Esen Tekeli1*, Sebat İldoğan2 and Zeynep Özdemir3
1Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, School of Medicine, Dr. Van Yuzuncu Yil University, Van, Turkey
2Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, School of Medicine, Dr. Van Yuzuncu Yil University, Van, Turkey
3Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, School of Medicine, Dr. Van Yuzuncu Yil University, Van, Turkey
*Corresponding Author: Arzu Esen Tekeli, Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, School of Medicine, Dr. Van Yuzuncu Yil University, Van, Turkey.
Received: March 15, 2020; Published: May 25, 2020


Introduction: Pregnancy is a process in which the normal physiology of women changes completely. Difficult airway should not be ignored in these patients and anti-viral treatment should be start to prevent serious complications.

Aim of the Study: To share the airway management and pulmonary edema diagnosis and treatment process for pregnant patients.

Materials and Research Methods: Our study started after signing consent forms and approval of the ethics committee. Patient data were compiled from clinical records. Case 1: 40-year-old female patient with twin pregnancy with in vitro fertilization. She has cough, fever and general condition symptoms at the 32nd gestational week. Case 2: 22-week pregnant patient with dry cough, fever, high blood pressure, kidney failure and low platelet count. Case 3: 36-week pregnant patient with chronic immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) was evaluated in the 2nd step intensive care unit with high fever and respiratory distress.

Conclusion: It should be remembered that serious complications such as pulmonary edema can be encountered and the mother and baby life will be saved with rapid diagnosis and correct treatment.

Keywords: Pregnant; Difficult Airway, Pulmonary Edema


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Citation: Arzu Esen Tekeli., et al. “Intensive Care Management in Pregnant Women with Pulmonary Edema”. EC Anaesthesia 6.6 (2020): 10-15.

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