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Labour analgesia

Nigel Lee, Sue Kildea, Helen Stapleton
PROBLEM/BACKGROUND: Sterile water injections (SWI) are gaining popularity amongst women and midwives for the relief of back pain in labour. However the brief but intense pain associated with the injection has been cited as a deterrent to use and may negatively affect the birth experience. AIM: To explore women's experiences of using sterile water injections as analgesia for back pain in labour. DESIGN: A qualitative study, which generated data through individual semi-structured interviews with postnatal women...
October 19, 2016: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
Satoshi Toyama, Yugo Tagaito, Megumi Shimoyama
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 18, 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
R S Monteiro, D P Dob, M R Cauldwell, M A Gatzoulis
Women with a single ventricle circulation palliated with the Fontan operation require specialist multidisciplinary management. We report 14 such cases with successful pregnancies and detail the pathophysiology encountered. A combined obstetric and cardiac service between Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and Royal Brompton Hospital provides care for women with heart disease, and maintains a prospective database of referred women. We searched this database for women with a known Fontan circulation and reviewed the case notes and electronic patient records between January 1994 and December 2015...
September 7, 2016: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
H Virgin, E Oddby, J G Jakobsson
INTRODUCTION: Epidural analgesia is commonly used for management of pain during childbirth. Need for emergent Caesarean section e.g. because of signs of foetal distress or lack of progress is however not an uncommon event. In females having an established epidural; general anaesthesia, top-up of the epidural or putting a spinal are all possible options. Dosing of the spinal anaesthesia in females having epidural is a matter of discussion. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We describe a healthy 32 years, 0 para mother in gestation week 36 having labour epidural analgesia but due to foetal distress scheduled for an emergent Caesarean section category 2 that developed upper extremity weakness and respiratory depression after administration of standard dose high density bupivacaine/morphine/fentanyl intrathecal anaesthesia...
October 3, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Paolo Perna, Antonio Gioia, Riccardo Ragazzi, Carlo A Volta, Massimo Innamorato
BACKGROUND: Regional epidural analgesia is considered the gold standard for pain treatment in labour but the epidural catheter placement may be a difficult procedure because of the difficulty in anatomical landmarks palpation. These difficulties increase in pregnant women. Pre-procedure neuroaxial ultrasound may facilitate the procedure. METHODS: Prospectic randomized controlled study conducted in the Labour Ward. We randomized two groups of women undergoing epidural analgesia: Group A (28 patients), with loss of resistance technique and Group B (30 patients) with US assisted procedure...
October 4, 2016: Minerva Anestesiologica
A L M J van der Knijff-van Dortmont, M Dirckx, J J Duvekot, J W Roos-Hesselink, A Gonzalez Candel, C D van der Marel, G P Scoones, V F R Adriaens, I J J Dons-Sinke
SCN5A gene mutations can lead to ion channel defects which can cause cardiac conduction disturbances. In the presence of specific ECG characteristics, this mutation is called Brugada syndrome. Many drugs are associated with adverse events, making anesthesia in patients with SCN5A gene mutations or Brugada syndrome challenging. In this case report, we describe a pregnant patient with this mutation who received epidural analgesia using low dose ropivacaine and sufentanil during labour.
2016: Case Reports in Anesthesiology
V A Eley, L K Callaway, A A J van Zundert, J Lipman, C Gallois
Caring for obese pregnant women presents challenges for all medical professionals. Despite a lack of supporting evidence, expert opinion and international guidelines suggest early labour epidural insertion for obese women. Anecdotally this is not supported by all anaesthetists. This qualitative study explored the experiences of anaesthetists regarding early epidural analgesia in obese parturients, to answer the research question: Are anaesthetists consistent in how they apply early epidural analgesia in obese parturients? Personal in-depth interviews with 42 specialist anaesthetists working in south-east Queensland, Australia, were completed between February and April, 2015...
September 2016: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
V A Eley, A A J van Zundert, J Lipman, L K Callaway
Increasing rates of obesity in western populations present management difficulties for clinicians caring for obese pregnant women. Various governing bodies have published clinical guidelines for the care of obese parturients. These guidelines refer to two components of anaesthetic care: anaesthetic consultation in the antenatal period for women with a body mass index (BMI) ≥ 40 kg/m(2) and the provision of early epidural analgesia in labour. These recommendations are based on the increased incidence of obstetric complications and the predicted risks and difficulties in providing anaesthetic care...
September 2016: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
Ivka Djaković, Senka Sabolović Rudman, Vesna Košec
Continuous epidural analgesia is considered to be the gold standard of pain relief in labour. The objective of this study was to examine the connections between epidural analgesia and the frequency of instrument-assisted deliveries. We retrospectively analysed data encompassing epidural analgesia applications during 2012 and the connections with an increased frequency of instrumental deliveries. Out of 3157 births in 2012, epidural analgesia was used in 443 (14.03 %). Epidural analgesia significantly increased the number of instrumental deliveries with vacuum extraction (χ(2) = 35...
September 7, 2016: Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift
Kalpana Rajendra Kulkarni, Rahul Rajarm Patil, Abhishek Ajay Wadhawan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2016: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
Shabnam Naz, Naila Yousuf Memon, Asma Sattar, Rafia Baloch
OBJECTIVE: To determine the frequency of perineal pain after childbirth after a single dose of diclofenac rectal suppository. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted at Shaikh Zayed Women Hospital, Larkana, Pakistan, from April to September 2014, and comprised patients who were admitted to the labour room for normal vaginal delivery. A single dose of rectal diclofenac suppository of 100mg was given to the patients delivered vaginally or by second-stage emergency Caesarean section...
August 2016: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Satoshi Naruse, Sakiko Uchizaki, Shinichiro Mimura, Mizuki Taniguchi, Chieko Akinaga, Shigehito Sato
We report the case of a 34-year-old woman (height: 153 cm, weight : 62.4 kg, non-pregnant weight : 52 kg, uniparous) without underlying diseases who developed pressure ulcer due to keeping a similar body position during long-term epidural delivery. Induction of childbirth was started in gestational week 40, causing reduction of fetal heart rate, which improved after adoption of a right lateral recumbent position. Severe contractions occurred and epidural labour analgesia was started. The fetal heart rate decreased again and induction of childbirth was suspended, but the right lateral recumbent position was maintained...
June 2016: Masui. the Japanese Journal of Anesthesiology
Maria Kyrgiou, Antonios Athanasiou, Maria Paraskevaidi, Anita Mitra, Ilkka Kalliala, Pierre Martin-Hirsch, Marc Arbyn, Phillip Bennett, Evangelos Paraskevaidis
OBJECTIVE:  To assess the effect of treatment for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) on obstetric outcomes and to correlate this with cone depth and comparison group used. DESIGN:  Systematic review and meta-analysis. DATA SOURCES:  CENTRAL, Medline, Embase from 1948 to April 2016 were searched for studies assessing obstetric outcomes in women with or without previous local cervical treatment. DATA EXTRACTION AND SYNTHESIS:  Independent reviewers extracted the data and performed quality assessment using the Newcastle-Ottawa criteria...
2016: BMJ: British Medical Journal
V Marenco-Arellano, L Ferreira, E Ramalle-Gómara, A Crespo, A Rupérez, E Fraile
BACKGROUND: To determine the level of satisfaction and the sociodemographic characteristics of patients who receive epidural analgesia during labour. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A SERVQHOS questionnaire administered, with consecutive sampling, to 140 patients who had received an epidural anaesthetic for pain control during labour between January and June 2014, at the Hospital San Pedro. RESULTS: A total of 140 questionnaires were completed. The mean overall satisfaction (SERVQHOS scale) was 4...
July 23, 2016: Revista de Calidad Asistencial: Organo de la Sociedad Española de Calidad Asistencial
Michelle Durst, Margaret Rolfe, Jo Longman, Sarah Robin, Beverley Dhnaram, Kathryn Mullany, Ian Wright, Lesley Barclay
OBJECTIVE: To describe the outcomes of a public hospital maternity unit in rural New South Wales (NSW) following the adaptation of the service from an obstetrician and general practitioner-obstetrician (GPO)-led birthing service to a low-risk midwifery group practice (MGP) model of care with a planned caesarean section service (PCS). DESIGN: A retrospective descriptive study using quantitative methodology. SETTING: Maternity unit in a small public hospital in rural New South Wales, Australia...
July 6, 2016: Australian Journal of Rural Health
Slm Logtenberg, K Oude Rengerink, C J Verhoeven, L M Freeman, Esa van den Akker, M B Godfried, E van Beek, Owhm Borchert, N Schuitemaker, Ecsm van Woerkens, I Hostijn, J M Middeldorp, J A van der Post, B W Mol
OBJECTIVE: To distinguish satisfaction with pain relief using remifentanil patient-controlled analgesia (RPCA) compared with epidural analgesia (EA) in low-risk labouring women. DESIGN: Randomised controlled equivalence trial. SETTING: Eighteen midwifery practices and six hospitals in the Netherlands. POPULATION: A total of 408 pregnant women at low risk for obstetric complications initially under the care of primary-care midwives...
June 27, 2016: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Stine Bernitz, Pål Øian, Leiv Sandvik, Ellen Blix
BACKGROUND: Satisfaction with birth care is part of quality assessment of care. The aim of this study was to investigate possible differences in satisfaction with intrapartum care among low-risk women, randomized to a midwifery unit or to an obstetric unit within the same hospital. METHODS: Randomized controlled trial conducted at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Østfold Hospital Trust, Norway. A total of 485 women with no expressed preference for level of birth care, assessed to be at low-risk at onset of spontaneous labor were included...
2016: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
J Scaffidi, B W Mol, J A Keelan
OBJECTIVE: To undertake a survey of the world's clinical trial registries to provide current data on the number, nature, funding source and geographical distribution of pregnancy drug trials (PDT). DESIGN AND SETTING: Comprehensive analysis of WHO-certified clinical trial registries. METHODS: Sixteen registries containing 301 538 trials (168 826 active in 2013-2014) were analysed to identify the numbers, location, funding sources, and areas of interest/development of PDTs...
June 14, 2016: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Kalpesh H Shah, Neha H Mehta
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2016: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
Dirkje C Zondag, Mechthild M Gross, Susanne Grylka-Baeschlin, Angela Poat, Antje Petersen
PURPOSE: To investigate the association of analgesia, opioids or epidural, or the combination of both with labour duration and spontaneous birth in nulliparous women. METHODS: A secondary data analysis of an existing cohort study was performed and included nulliparous women (n = 2074). Durations of total labour and first and second labour stage were calculated with Kaplan-Meier estimation for the four different study groups: no analgesia (n = 620), opioid analgesia (n = 743), epidural analgesia (n = 482), and combined application (n = 229)...
May 19, 2016: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
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