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Table 4 Management of women with Amniotic Fluid Embolism, Australia and New Zealand 2010-2011

From: Amniotic fluid embolism: an Australian-New Zealand population-based study

   Number of women (%)
    Median (IQR)
Transfer to other hospital site   7 (21 %)
Hysterectomy   6 (18 %)
Plasmaphoresis   2 (6 %)
Recombinant Factor VIIa   8 (24 %)
Intubation/Ventilation   14 (42 %)
ECMO   0 (0 %)
CPR   14 (42 %)
Blood and blood products Yes 28 (85 %)
  Red Cells 28 (85 %) 9.5 (5.3–13.8)
  Fresh Frozen Plasma 24 (73 %) 6.0 (4–8.75)
  Cyroprecipitate 24 (73 %) 9.0 (4.3–20)
  Platelets 19 (58 %) 3.0 (2.0–4.0)
Blood Results (Worst recorded) Haemoglobin <7 g/dl 17 (52 %)
  Fibrinogen <2 g/dl 21 (64 %)
  Platelets <100 109/L 20 (61 %)
  INR >1.5 16 (48 %)
Level of care required Required admission to ICU 20 (61 %)
  Required admission to HDU only 8 (24 %)
  Died prior to accessing ICU/HDU 3 (9 %)
  Did not require ICU or HDU care 1 (3 %)
  1. ECMO Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation, CPR Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, ICU Intensive Care Unit, HDU High Dependency Unit
  2. Data are number (percentage) or median (interquartile range (25 %–75 %))
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