Obstetric complications on deployed operations: a guide for the military surgeon.

Faulconer, Edwin R, Irani, Shirin, Dufty, Ngozi E and Bowley, Douglas M (2016) Obstetric complications on deployed operations: a guide for the military surgeon. Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps, 162 (5). pp. 326-329. ISSN 0035-8665. This article is available to all UHB staff and students login using a UHB Athens Account. Register for Athens here - https://openathens.nice.org.uk/

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Abstract

Modern military general surgeons tend to train and then practice in 'conventional' surgical specialties in their home nation; however, the reality of deployed surgical practice, either in a combat zone or on a humanitarian mission, is that they are likely to have to manage patients with a broad range of ages, conditions and pathologies. Obstetric complications of war injury include injury to the uterus and fetus as well as the mother and both placental abruption and uterine rupture are complications that military surgeons may have little experience of recognising and managing. On humanitarian deployments, fetomaternal complications are a common reason for surgical intervention. We report a recent patient's story to highlight the obstetric training needs of military surgeons.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is available to all UHB staff and students login using a UHB Athens Account. Register for Athens here - https://openathens.nice.org.uk/
Subjects: WQ Obstetrics. Midwifery
Divisions: Planned IP Care > Trauma and Orthopaedics
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Depositing User: Mr Philip O'Reilly
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2017 15:06
Last Modified: 05 May 2022 07:23
URI: http://www.repository.uhblibrary.co.uk/id/eprint/1347

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