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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806489/characteristics-of-spontaneous-births-attended-by-midwives-and-physicians-in-us-hospitals-in-2014
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Patrick Thornton
INTRODUCTION: This study compares characteristics and birth outcomes of women attended by certified nurse-midwives/certified midwives (midwives) and physicians in US hospitals in 2014. METHODS: Data reported in 2014 on the 2003 version of the US birth certificate were examined. Spontaneous vaginal births attributed to midwives and physicians and occurring in hospitals were included. Demographic and risk profiles and adjusted odds ratios for maternal and newborn outcomes were compared by provider type...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794836/comparing-epidural-surgical-anesthesia-and-spinal-anesthesia-following-epidural-labor-analgesia-for-intrapartum-cesarean-section-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-trial
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Hea-Jo Yoon, Sang-Hwan Do, Yeo Jin Yun
BACKGROUND: The conversion of epidural labor analgesia (ELA) to epidural surgical anesthesia (ESA) for intrapartum cesarean section (CS) often fails, resulting in intraoperative pain. Spinal anesthesia (SA) can provide a denser sensory block than ESA. The purpose of this prospective, non-blinded, parallel-arm, randomized trial was to compare the rate of pain-free surgery between ESA and SA following ELA for intrapartum CS. METHODS: Both groups received continuous epidural infusions for labor pain at a rate of 10 ml/h...
August 2017: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767472/intrathecal-migration-of-an-epidural-catheter-while-using-a-programmed-intermittent-epidural-bolus-technique-for-labor-analgesia-maintenance-a-case-report
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Francesca Betti, Brendan Carvalho, Edward T Riley
We describe a case of intrathecal migration of a wire-reinforced epidural catheter in a parturient who received epidural labor analgesia. Epidural analgesia was initiated with a combined-spinal epidural technique and maintained by programmed intermittent epidural boluses. Epidural catheter aspiration after insertion was negative for cerebrospinal fluid. The patient's response to the first four doses of local anesthetic was consistent with epidural drug delivery. After the fifth dose, she developed a complete lower extremity motor block, hypotension, and high sensory blockade...
August 1, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763356/randomized-controlled-trial-of-the-clinical-efficacy-of-multiport-versus-uniport-wire-reinforced-flexible-catheters-for-labor-epidural-analgesia
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John Philip, Shiv K Sharma, Timothy J Sparks, Joan S Reisch
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this prospective, randomized, controlled trial was to determine whether multiple ports improve the analgesic efficacy of wire-reinforced flexible catheters used for labor epidural analgesia (LEA). METHODS: Six hundred fifty laboring patients were randomized to receive epidural analgesia using either a multiport or uniport wire-reinforced flexible catheter. The primary outcome was analgesic success, defined as the incidence of adequate analgesia following the initial bolus given to initiate LEA...
July 28, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754057/risk-assessments-of-epidural-analgesia-during-labor-and-delivery
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Antonio Herrera-Gómez, Elvira De Luna-Bertos, Javier Ramos-Torrecillas, Francisco M Ocaña-Peinado, Concepción Ruiz, Olga García-Martínez
Epidural analgesia (EA) is one of the methods of choice for labor pain relief, but its adverse effects on the mother and child remain controversial. The objective of this study was to determine whether there is an association between the use of EA and different aspects of labor. The author(s) analyzed the effect of EA on different aspects of labor in a retrospective cohort observational study of deliveries in a public Spanish hospital during a 3-year period. Women with EA administration were found to increase the risk of stimulated labor, reduce the percentage of spontaneous deliveries, increase the risk of instrumental labor due to stalled labor or loss of fetal well-being, and increase the percentage of episiotomies...
July 1, 2017: Clinical Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742525/impact-factors-on-fetal-descent-rates-in-the-active-phase-of-labor-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Nina Kimmich, Jana Juhasova, Christian Haslinger, Nicole Ochsenbein-Kölble, Roland Zimmermann
AIM: To assess fetal descent rates of nulliparous and multiparous women in the active phase of labor and to evaluate significant impact factors. METHODS: In a retrospective cohort study at the University Hospital of Zurich, Switzerland, we evaluated 6045 spontaneous vaginal deliveries with a singleton in vertex presentation between January 2007 and July 2014 at 34 0/7 to 42 0/7 gestational weeks. Median fetal descent rates and their 10th and 90th percentiles were assessed in the active phase of labor and different impact factors were evaluated...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719524/establishing-obstetric-anesthesiology-practice-guidelines-in-the-republic-of-armenia-a-global-health-collaboration
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Gordon Yuill, Ashot Amroyan, Simon Millar, Emil Vardapetyan, Ashraf S Habib, Medge D Owen
BACKGROUND: Disparity exists in anesthesia practices between high- and low-to-middle income countries, and awareness has been raised within the global health community to improve the standards of anesthesia care and patient safety. The establishment of international collaborations and appropriate practice guidelines may help address clinical care deficiencies. This report's aim was to assess the impact of a multiyear collaboration on obstetric anesthesia practices in the Republic of Armenia...
August 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715964/uterine-and-abdominal-muscle-electromyographic-activities-in-control-and-pcea-treated-nulliparous-women-during-the-second-stage-of-labor
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Xueya Qian, Pin Li, Shao-Qing Shi, Robert E Garfield, Huishu Liu
OBJECTIVE: Patient-controlled epidural analgesia (PCEA), used to relieve pain during delivery, delays labor but the mechanism is unknown. The aim was to investigate the effects of PCEA on uterine and abdominal muscles electromyographic (EMG) activity during the second stage of labor. METHODS: This study included 45 nulliparous pregnant women without PCEA, 42 women with standard PCEA treatment given during the first stage of labor and stopped near the end of the first stage, and 22 women with standard PCEA treatment with continued use throughout the first and second stages of labor...
August 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713495/awareness-of-epidural-analgesia-among-pregnant-women-in-jeddah-saudi-arabia
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Abdulrahim Gari, Ala Aziz, Nourah ALSaleh, Yosra Hamour, Hanaa Abdelal, Raed Sayed Ahmed
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Labor pain is one of the most severe forms of pain that women experience throughout their lifetime. Many pregnant women decide to have an epidural anesthesia to cope with labor pain. This study has focused on general awareness about epidural anesthesia among pregnant women in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional hospital-based study using a self-administered questionnaire, conducted in King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center and International Medical Centre...
May 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711635/a-new-pupillary-measure-to-assess-pain-a-prospective-study
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David J Charier, Daniel Zantour, Vincent Pichot, Florian Chouchou, Jean-Claude M Barthelemy, Frederic Roche, Serge B Molliex
Pupillary diameter (PD) varies under the influence of both the sympathetic and parasympathetic systems, increasing proportionally to pain intensity. Such variations however should not be confused with pupillary fluctuations, which refer to the fast and permanent PD fluctuations induced by the ongoing interplay between the sympathetic and parasympathetic systems, which we propose to measure using the Variation Coefficient of Pupillary Diameter (VCPD). This study aimed first at correlating both PD, PD increase during a contraction, and VCPD, with pain as rated with the Numerical Rating Scale (NRS) during obstetrical labor, and then at comparing such correlations with one another...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697030/severe-postpartum-headache-and-hypertension-caused-by-reversible-cerebral-vasoconstriction-syndrome-a-case-report
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Ed McIlroy, Rajamani Sethuraman, Reshma Woograsingh, Catherine Nelson-Piercy, Edward Gilbert-Kawai
Reversible cerebrovascular vasoconstriction syndrome is an uncommon condition that presents as severe headache and hypertension. Recent literature suggests a 1% incidence in postpartum headache cases. It can cause subarachnoid hemorrhages, cerebral ischemia, and seizures. It is often misdiagnosed as postdural puncture headache or preeclampsia. In this case, a postpartum woman, who had received epidural anesthesia for labor, presented 5 days postpartum with severe headache that did not resolve with an epidural blood patch...
July 10, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689621/intrathecal-hematoma-and-arachnoiditis-mimicking-bacterial-meningitis-after-an-epidural-blood-patch
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F Roy-Gash, N Engrand, E Lecarpentier, M P Bonnet
We present a case of arachnoiditis and an intrathecal hematoma after an epidural blood patch. A 24-year-old parturient underwent an epidural blood patch three days after an accidental dural puncture during epidural labor analgesia. Four days later, the patient developed severe lower back pain, bilateral leg pain, persistent headache and fever. Bacterial meningitis was initially suspected and antibiotics started. Lumbar magnetic resonance imaging was performed and showed an intrathecal hematoma, with no blood in the epidural space...
June 1, 2017: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688227/impact-factors-on-cervical-dilation-rates-in-the-first-stage-of-labor
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Jana Juhasova, Martina Kreft, Roland Zimmermann, Nina Kimmich
AIMS: To assess cervical dilation rates of nulliparous and multiparous women in the active first stage of labor and to evaluate significant impact factors. METHODS: In a retrospective cohort study between January 2007 and July 2014 at the University Hospital of Zurich in Switzerland, we analyzed 8378 women with singleton pregnancies in vertex presentation with a vaginal delivery at 34+0 to 42+5 gestational weeks. Median cervical dilation rates were calculated and different impact factors evaluated...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684143/what-s-new-in-clinical-obstetric-anesthesia-in-2015
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REVIEW
P E Hess
Each calendar year the Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology invites an individual to conduct a review of the medical literature, identifying clinically relevant publications of interest to the obstetric anesthesia provider. This report of that effort covers the publications from 2015 and includes the categories of anesthesia and analgesia, complications of neuraxial procedures, and the effects of anesthesia on the fetus. Neuraxial procedures represent the foundation of obstetric anesthesia; advances in anesthesia and analgesia include novel modes of administration, and refinements in care of the medically complex patient...
March 18, 2017: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667866/a-case-that-illustrates-the-challenges-of-managing-pregnant-patients-with-antithrombin-deficiency-more-questions-than-answers
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Leslie Skeith, Andrew Aw, Julia Hews-Girard, Natalia Rydz
Using an illustrative case of a patient with antithrombin (AT) deficiency who developed a recurrent venous thromboembolism (VTE) in pregnancy despite therapeutic low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH), we highlight what is known in the literature and address areas of controversy through a series of questions around the case. The questions we address include the role of anti-Xa monitoring for patients with past VTE on antepartum LMWH, what treatment regimen is recommended for pregnant patients who develop a recurrent VTE while on therapeutic anticoagulation, the role of antepartum AT concentrate prophylaxis, and the management of labor/delivery, epidural anesthesia and postpartum anticoagulation...
June 24, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663623/comparison-of-epidural-butorphanol-with-neostigmine-and-epidural-sufentanyl-with-neostigmine-for-first-stage-of-labor-analgesia-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Manoj Chaurasia, Ashok Kumar Saxena, Geetanjali T Chilkoti
BACKGROUND: Epidural administration of neostigmine appears to be safe in the obstetric population. Recently, few studies have concluded 10 μg sufentanil to be an effective adjuvant with epidural neostigmine in providing labor analgesia. However, no study has evaluated the analgesic effect of epidural butorphanol with neostigmine for the same. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The parturients were randomly allocated to one of the three study groups - Group A (n = 30) received butorphanol 1 mg and neostigmine 7 μg/kg...
April 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659122/effects-of-combined-spinal-epidural-labor-analgesia-on-episiotomy-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#17
Dandan Zhou, Hui Gong, Shan He, Wei Gao, Qiang Wang
BACKGROUND: According to some published studies, neuraxial analgesia may be associated with prolonged labor and an increased risk for instrumental vaginal delivery. However, its effects on episiotomy are unknown. This study aimed to examine the incidence of episiotomy with and without combined spinal-epidural analgesia (CSEA) during labor. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study, in which the computerized medical records of nulliparous women with singleton, cephalic and live births were reviewed and women with and without CSEA were matched based on their propensity scores...
June 28, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656055/optimal-dose-of-epidural-dexmedetomidine-added-to-ropivacaine-for-epidural-labor-analgesia-a-pilot-study
#18
Zhang Wangping, Ren Ming
BACKGROUND: Dexmedetomidine combined with local anesthetics can decrease the concentration of epidural ropivacaine. However, the optimal dose of epidural dexmedetomidine combined with ropivacaine for labor analgesia is still uncertain. This study investigated the effect of adding different dose of epidural dexmedetomidine to ropivacaine during epidural labor analgesia. METHODS: One hundred women were randomly assigned to one of the four groups (Groups A, B, C, and D received 0...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653359/ultrasound-assessment-of-gastric-content-in-the-immediate-postpartum-period-a-prospective-observational-descriptive-study
#19
F Vial, N Hime, J Feugeas, N Thilly, P Guerci, H Bouaziz
INTRODUCTION: Pulmonary aspiration of gastric contents in pregnant women undergoing general anesthesia or sedation/analgesia in the peripartum period is a feared complication in obstetric anesthesia. We assessed the changes in antral cross-sectional area (CSA) with ultrasonography in laboring women and in the immediate postpartum period. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In an observational study in a university-affiliated maternity, gastric ultrasonography examinations were performed in non-consecutive laboring women, after epidural analgesia insertion and after childbirth...
June 26, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651841/survey-of-nulliparous-parturients-attitudes-regarding-timing-of-epidural-analgesia-initiation
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Ghislaine C Echevarria, Gilbert J Grant, Yousun Chung, Jerome Lax
STUDY OBJECTIVE: At our hospital, although >90% of nulliparous parturients eventually choose epidural analgesia for labor, many delay its initiation, experiencing considerable pain in the interim. This survey probed parturients' views about the timing of initiation of epidural labor analgesia. DESIGN: Single-center, nonrandomized quantitative survey. SETTING: Labor and delivery suite in a large tertiary academic medical center. PATIENTS: Two hundred laboring nulliparous women admitted to the labor and delivery suite...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
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