Chapter 42. Pregnancy

  1. Brian H. Rowe MD, MSc, CCFP(EM), FCCP Professor Research Director
  1. Ashley Shreves MD Attending Physician

Published Online: 27 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303674.ch42

Evidence-Based Emergency Medicine

Evidence-Based Emergency Medicine

How to Cite

Shreves, A. (2008) Pregnancy, in Evidence-Based Emergency Medicine (ed B. H. Rowe), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444303674.ch42

Editor Information

  1. Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Author Information

  1. Department of Emergency Medicine, St. Luke's–Roosevelt Hospital, New York, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 31 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405161435

Online ISBN: 9781444303674



  • pregnancy-related problems - common reasons for women to visit ED;
  • pregnant patients with asymptomatic bacteriuria and treatment with antibiotics;
  • Cochrane Library and MEDLINE - for systematic reviews and meta-analyses;
  • home pregnancy test (HPT);
  • MEDLINE: threatened abortion AND (physical exam OR signs OR symptoms);
  • clinical diagnosis of threatened abortion and confirmed live intrauterine pregnancy (IUP) by ultrasound;
  • pre-eclampsia and eclampsia - hypertensive disorders of pregnancy;
  • low birth weight (LBW) and preterm delivery;
  • pregnant women with asymptomatic bacteriuria and decreasing pyelonephritis treatment


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Case scenario

  • Background

  • Clinical questions

  • General search strategy

  • Critical review of the literature

  • Conclusions

  • Conflicts of interest

  • References