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Investigations of crashes involving pregnant occupants.

Abstract

Case reports of 16 crashes involving pregnant occupants are presented that illustrate the main conclusions of a crash-investigation program that includes 42 crashes investigated to date. Some unusual cases that are exceptions to the overall trends are also described. The study indicates a strong association between adverse fetal outcome and both crash severity and maternal injury. Proper restraint use, with and without airbag deployment, generally leads to acceptable fetal outcomes in lower severity crashes, while it does not affect fetal outcome in high-severity crashes. Compared to properly restrained pregnant occupants, improperly restrained occupants have a higher risk of adverse fetal outcome in lower severity crashes, which comprise the majority of all motor-vehicle collisions.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Biosciences Division, University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

Language

eng

PubMed ID

11558095

Citation

Klinich, K D., et al. "Investigations of Crashes Involving Pregnant Occupants." Annual Proceedings. Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine, vol. 44, 2000, pp. 37-55.
Klinich KD, Schneider LW, Moore JL, et al. Investigations of crashes involving pregnant occupants. Annu Proc Assoc Adv Automot Med. 2000;44:37-55.
Klinich, K. D., Schneider, L. W., Moore, J. L., & Pearlman, M. D. (2000). Investigations of crashes involving pregnant occupants. Annual Proceedings. Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine, 44, 37-55.
Klinich KD, et al. Investigations of Crashes Involving Pregnant Occupants. Annu Proc Assoc Adv Automot Med. 2000;44:37-55. PubMed PMID: 11558095.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Investigations of crashes involving pregnant occupants. AU - Klinich,K D, AU - Schneider,L W, AU - Moore,J L, AU - Pearlman,M D, PY - 2001/9/18/pubmed PY - 2001/10/5/medline PY - 2001/9/18/entrez SP - 37 EP - 55 JF - Annual proceedings. Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine JO - Annu Proc Assoc Adv Automot Med VL - 44 N2 - Case reports of 16 crashes involving pregnant occupants are presented that illustrate the main conclusions of a crash-investigation program that includes 42 crashes investigated to date. Some unusual cases that are exceptions to the overall trends are also described. The study indicates a strong association between adverse fetal outcome and both crash severity and maternal injury. Proper restraint use, with and without airbag deployment, generally leads to acceptable fetal outcomes in lower severity crashes, while it does not affect fetal outcome in high-severity crashes. Compared to properly restrained pregnant occupants, improperly restrained occupants have a higher risk of adverse fetal outcome in lower severity crashes, which comprise the majority of all motor-vehicle collisions. SN - 1540-0360 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/11558095/Investigations_of_crashes_involving_pregnant_occupants_ L2 - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmid/11558095/ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -