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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099637/factors-associated-with-maternal-death-in-an-intensive-care-unit
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Suzanne Vieira Saintrain, Juliana Gomes Ramalho de Oliveira, Maria Vieira de Lima Saintrain, Zenilda Vieira Bruno, Juliana Lima Nogueira Borges, Elizabeth De Francesco Daher, Geraldo Bezerra da Silva
Objective: To identify factors associated with maternal death in patients admitted to an intensive care unit. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in a maternal intensive care unit. All medical records of patients admitted from January 2012 to December 2014 were reviewed. Pregnant and puerperal women were included; those with diagnoses of hydatidiform mole, ectopic pregnancy, or anembryonic pregnancy were excluded, as were patients admitted for non-obstetrical reasons...
October 2016: Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096583/addition-of-clonidine-to-bupivacaine-in-transversus-abdominis-plane-block-prolongs-postoperative-analgesia-after-cesarean-section
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Ranju Singh, Nishant Kumar, Aruna Jain, Sudipta Joy
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The aim was to compare duration of postoperative analgesia with addition of clonidine to bupivacaine in bilateral transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block after lower segment cesarean section (LSCS). MATERIAL AND METHODS: One hundred American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) grade I and II pregnant patients undergoing LSCS under spinal anesthesia were randomly divided to receive either 20 ml bupivacaine 0.25% (Group B; n = 50) or 20 ml bupivacaine+1ug/kg clonidine bilaterally (Group BC; n = 50) in TAP block in a double-blind fashion...
October 2016: Journal of Anaesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069418/splenic-artery-aneurysm-rupture-in-pregnancy
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Joshua Jacobson, Chad Gorbatkin, Stacey Good, Scott Sullivan
CASE PRESENTATION: A pregnant woman at 22+5/7weeks gestation presented to the emergency department (ED) from an outpatient clinic, hypotensive after experiencing a syncopal episode. On arrival to the ER she was tachycardic, tachypneic and complaining of abdominal pain. A bedside FAST was performed and noted free fluid in the abdomen. Subsequent CT obtained noted the rare but life-threatening diagnosis of ruptured splenic artery aneurysm that resulted in emergent transfer to the operating room with OB/GYN and general surgery...
December 15, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067707/dural-puncture-epidural-technique-improves-labor-analgesia-quality-with-fewer-side-effects-compared-with-epidural-and-combined-spinal-epidural-techniques-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Anthony Chau, Carolina Bibbo, Chuan-Chin Huang, Kelly G Elterman, Eric C Cappiello, Julian N Robinson, Lawrence C Tsen
BACKGROUND: The dural puncture epidural (DPE) technique is a modification of the combined spinal epidural (CSE) technique, where a dural perforation is created from a spinal needle but intrathecal medication administration is withheld. The DPE technique has been shown to improve caudal spread of analgesia compared with epidural (EPL) technique without the side effects observed with the CSE technique. We hypothesized that the onset of labor analgesia would follow this order: CSE > DPE > EPL techniques...
February 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040125/preoperative-measurement-of-maternal-abdominal-circumference-relates-the-initial-sensory-block-level-of-spinal-anesthesia-for-cesarean-section-an-observational-study
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Chi-Hang Kuok, Chung-Hsin Huang, Pei-Shan Tsai, Yuan-Pi Ko, Wei-Shih Lee, Yung-Wei Hsu, Fang-Yu Hung
OBJECTIVE: Lumbosacral cerebrospinal fluid volume is decreased as the enlarging uterus compresses the inferior vena cava during pregnancy. A subsequent greater cephalad spread of sensory blockade is observed. Gravid uterus plays a crucial role in affecting the spinal anesthesia level. We hypothesized that maternal abdominal circumference can reflect compressive effect of the uterus and investigated the relationship between abdominal circumference and the level of sensory blockade, and incidence of hypotension following spinal anesthesia with hyperbaric bupivacaine in term parturients...
December 2016: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026887/combined-spinal-epidural-anesthesia-with-hypobaric-ropivacaine-in-sitting-position-significantly-increases-the-incidence-of-hypotension-in-parturients-undergoing-cesarean-section
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Zhendong Xu, Fuyi Shen, Yueqi Zhang, Yiyi Tao, Xiubing Chen, Zhiqiang Liu
AIM: Maternal position during induction of combined spinal-epidural anesthesia (CSEA) may affect hemodynamics and block characteristics. This study aimed to assess whether the sitting position is more likely to induce hypotension and higher block level than the lateral position in CSEA with hypobaric ropivacaine. METHODS: Ninety American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status I and II parturients undergoing elective cesarean section were randomized into three groups: the sitting, left-lateral, and right-lateral position groups...
December 27, 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005161/-epidural-anesthesia-for-fetoscopy-retrospective-analysis-of-a%C3%A2-one-year-cohort
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N Kiefer, S F Suter, C Berg, U Gembruch, S U Weber
BACKGROUND: The introduction of routine prenatal screening using ultrasound has led to a substantial increase in diagnoses of fetal disorders that are amenable to intrauterine treatment. While an ultrasound guided insertion of small bore cannulas can be performed under local anesthesia, insertion of a fetoscope usually requires anesthetic management for the mother and the fetus. Additionally, the fetus' intrauterine position may have to be manipulated in order to enable access. Such manoeuvres depend on relaxation of the mother's abdominal wall...
December 22, 2016: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935779/treatment-and-prevention-of-spinal-induced-hypotension-in-the-cesarean-section-patient-what-does-the-evidence-say
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Joseph E Pellegrini
Most anesthesia providers prefer to do a subarachnoid block (SAB) for cesarean section because of its rapid onset and reliability to provide adequate anesthesia. However an effect of the SAB is that it causes a spinal-induced hypotension (SIH) in up to 85% of the population. There have been multiple studies that assessed fluid administration, vasopressor administration, maternal positioning, or serotonin blockers given prophylactically to attenuate the SIH response. Despite these multiple studies, the method to prevent and treat SIH remains varied from one anesthesia practice to another...
January 2017: Annual Review of Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926905/sildenafil-in-pregnancy-a-systematic-review-of-maternal-tolerance-and-obstetric-and-perinatal-outcomes
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Liam Dunn, Ristan Greer, Vicki Flenady, Sailesh Kumar
INTRODUCTION: This systematic review evaluates maternal tolerance and obstetric and perinatal outcomes following sildenafil citrate (SC) use in human pregnancy. DATA SOURCES: Scopus, PubMed, Cochrane Library, Web of Science, Embase, and Google Scholar were searched. Relevant full-text studies including case series and reports in English were included. Publications were excluded if the pregnancy was terminated or if SC was used only at conception. RESULTS: Sixteen studies were included (n = 165)...
December 8, 2016: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898546/lateral-position-for-cesarean-delivery-because-of-severe-aortocaval-compression-in-a-patient-with-marfan-syndrome-a-case-report
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John C Coffman, Russell L Legg, Catherine F Coffman, Kenneth R Moran
Prompt recognition and management of hypotension resulting from aortocaval compression syndrome are essential to optimize the maternal and fetal outcomes. Management involves increasing leftward uterine displacement and sometimes full lateral positioning, although lateral position during cesarean delivery is typically considered to be impractical. We report an obstetric patient case of severe aortocaval compression syndrome resulting in hypotension and loss of consciousness that ultimately underwent cesarean delivery under general anesthesia in the lateral position...
November 28, 2016: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891272/spontaneous-rupture-of-uterine-artery-in-a-14-week-pregnant-woman
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João Paulo Mancusi de Carvalho, Luciano Augusto de Carvalho Severo, Maria Helena Mancusi de Carvalho, Marina de Paula Andres, Mariano Tamura Vieira Gomes, Sergio Podgaec
We report a case of uterine artery rupture in a woman at 14 weeks' gestation who presented with abdominal pain, tachycardia, and hypotension and underwent a diagnostic laparoscopy. During this procedure, a spontaneous rupture of the left uterine artery was diagnosed and the surgery was converted into a laparotomy. The artery was bound to its origin and to its distal uterine portion. The patient exhibited excellent postoperative recovery and was discharged two days after the surgery. The pregnancy continued without other maternal or fetal complications, and the patient delivered a healthy newborn via cesarean section at 39 weeks of gestation...
2016: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789074/prediction-of-hypotension-during-spinal-anesthesia-for-elective-cesarean-section-by-altered-heart-rate-variability-induced-by-postural-change
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K Sakata, N Yoshimura, K Tanabe, K Kito, K Nagase, H Iida
BACKGROUND: Maternal hypotension is a common complication during cesarean section performed under spinal anesthesia. Changes in maternal heart rate with postural changes or values of heart rate variability have been reported to predict hypotension. Therefore, we hypothesized that changes in heart rate variability due to postural changes can predict hypotension. METHODS: A total of 45 women scheduled to undergo cesarean section under spinal anesthesia were enrolled...
September 22, 2016: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27755062/amniotic-fluid-embolism
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Courtney Stanley Sundin, Lauren Bradham Mazac
Amniotic fluid embolism (AFE) is a rare but serious and potentially deadly complication of pregnancy that is unpreventable and unpredictable. Most AFE events occur during labor; however, approximately one third happen during the immediate postpartum period. Presentation is abrupt and thought to be an abnormal response to fetal materials entering maternal circulation through the placental insertion site. Care providers must recognize the signs and symptoms of AFE and react quickly to treat potential complications...
January 2017: MCN. the American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27746565/evaluation-of-antihypotensive-techniques-for-cesarean-section-under-spinal-anesthesia-rapid-crystalloid-hydration-versus-intravenous-ephedrine
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Kalpana Rajendra Kulkarni, Amruta Girish Naik, Sunetra Girish Deshpande
BACKGROUND: Spinal anesthesia is a preferred technique over general anesthesia for cesarean delivery. It avoids maternal airway related complications, aspiration and neonatal depression. However hypotension following spinal anesthesia can lead to decrease in uterine blood flow and neonatal hypoxia. AIMS: We aimed to evaluate the efficacy of 15 mL.kg- 1of crystalloid preloading versus prophylactic intravenous bolus of 10 mg ephedrine as an antihypotensive measure for cesarean section...
September 2016: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27720613/an-open-label-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial-for-comparison-of-continuous-phenylephrine-versus-norepinephrine-infusion-in-prevention-of-spinal-hypotension-during-cesarean-delivery
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M C Vallejo, A F Attaallah, O M Elzamzamy, D T Cifarelli, A L Phelps, G R Hobbs, R E Shapiro, P Ranganathan
BACKGROUND: During spinal anesthesia for cesarean delivery phenylephrine is the vasopressor of choice but can cause bradycardia. Norepinephrine has both β- and α-adrenergic activity suitable for maintaining blood pressure with less bradycardia. We hypothesized that norepinephrine would be superior to phenylephrine, requiring fewer rescue bolus interventions to maintain blood pressure. METHODS: Eighty-five parturients having spinal anesthesia for elective cesarean delivery were randomized to Group P (phenylephrine 0...
August 28, 2016: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27687377/a-randomized-trial-comparing-prophylactic-phenylephrine-and-ephedrine-infusion-during-spinal-anesthesia-for-emergency-cesarean-delivery-in-cases-of-acute-fetal-compromise
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Kajal Jain, Jeetinder Kaur Makkar, Siva Subramani Vp, Shalini Gander, Praveen Kumar
BACKGROUND: Previous evidence showed that use of phenylephrine was associated with higher umbilical artery pH (UA pH) than ephedrine after elective cesarean delivery (CD). However, the best choice of vasopressor and its effect on funic gases in cases of acute fetal compromise require additional studies. METHODS: Ninety parturients showing acute fetal compromise during intrapartum period and taken up for CD (category II) under spinal anesthesia were randomized to receive prophylactic infusion of ephedrine 2...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27631446/-the-new-german-guideline-on-postpartum-haemorrhage-pph-essential-aspects-for-coagulation-and-circulatory-therapy
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Heiko Lier, Dietmar Schlembach, Wolfgang Korte, Christian von Heymann, Susanne Steppat, Maritta Kühnert, Holger Maul, Wolfgang Henrich, Werner Rath, Jürgen Wacker, Franz Kainer, Daniel Surbek, Hanns Helmer
Worldwide, post-partum haemorrhage (PHH) remains one of the leading causes for maternal mortality. The German Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, the German Midwifes' Society, the German Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis and the German Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care updated the former guideline. The resulting recommendations are the results of a structured literature search and a formal consensus process and contain all aspects of PPH including diagnosis, causes, risk factors and therapy...
September 2016: Anästhesiologie, Intensivmedizin, Notfallmedizin, Schmerztherapie: AINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27607862/maternal-death-due-to-clostridium-novyi-in-an-injection-drug-user
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Christina Herrera, Ryan Meehan, Varsha Podduturi, Alexander L Eastman, David B Nelson
BACKGROUND: Soft-tissue infections in women with subcutaneous injection drug use are often polymicrobial. CASE: A 21-year-old nulliparous woman presented at 14-15 weeks of gestation with several gluteal abscesses related to subcutaneous injection of heroin. She was well appearing, afebrile, and without findings of systemic illness. After empiric broad-spectrum intravenous antibiotics, same-day incision and drainage was performed. Immediately after the procedure, she developed refractory hypotension, severe tachycardia, pulmonary edema, and leukemoid reaction (white blood cell count 80×10/L)...
October 2016: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27607089/amniotic-fluid-embolism-after-intrauterine-fetal-demise
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Karl Kristensen, Fali Langdana, Howard Clentworth, Chu Hansby, Paul Dalley
We present a case of the successful treatment of severe amniotic fluid embolism in a 41-year-old woman undergoing emergency caesarean section at 36 weeks of gestation for placental abruption and intrauterine fetal demise. The treatment included prolonged cardiopulmonary resuscitation, emergency hysterectomy, re-operation with intra-abdominal packing and intra-aortic balloon pump insertion. The patient made a remarkable recovery and to date has minimal residual morbidity. Amniotic fluid embolism syndrome (AFES) is a rare and often fatal obstetric condition that remains one of the main causes of maternal mortality in developed countries...
September 9, 2016: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27605955/a-randomised-controlled-trial-comparing-weight-adjusted-dose-versus-fixed-dose-prophylactic-phenylephrine-infusion-on-maintaining-systolic-blood-pressure-during-caesarean-section-under-spinal-anaesthesia
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Lucy Mwaura, Vitalis Mung'ayi, Jimmie Kabugi, Samina Mir
BACKGROUND: Spinal anaesthesia is the standard of care for elective caesarean delivery. It has advantages over general anaesthesia. However the sympathetic blockade induced by spinal anaesthesia results in an 80 percent incidence of hypotension without prophylactic management. Current evidence supports co-loading with intravenous fluids in conjunction with the use of vasopressors as the most effective way to prevent and treat the hypotension. Phenylephrine is the accepted vasopressor of choice in the parturient...
June 2016: African Health Sciences
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