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Norepinephrine for Treating Hypotension during Spinal Anesthesia for Cesarean Delivery

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872480/a-random-allocation-graded-dose-response-study-of-norepinephrine-and-phenylephrine-for-treating-hypotension-during-spinal-anesthesia-for-cesarean-delivery
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Warwick D Ngan Kee
BACKGROUND: Norepinephrine has been investigated as a potential alterative to phenylephrine for maintaining blood pressure during spinal anesthesia for cesarean delivery with the advantage of less depression of maternal heart rate and cardiac output. However, the relative potencies of these two vasopressors have not been fully determined in this context. METHODS: In a random-allocation, graded dose-response study, 180 healthy patients undergoing spinal anesthesia for elective cesarean delivery received a single bolus of norepinephrine in one of six different doses ranging from 4 to 12 µg or phenylephrine in one of six different doses ranging from 60 to 200 µg to treat the first episode of hypotension...
December 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248702/norepinephrine-intermittent-intravenous-boluses-to-prevent-hypotension-during-spinal-anesthesia-for-cesarean-delivery-a-sequential-allocation-dose-finding-study
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Desire N Onwochei, Warwick D Ngan Kee, Lillia Fung, Kristi Downey, Xiang Y Ye, Jose C A Carvalho
BACKGROUND: The use of phenylephrine as the first-line agent for prevention and treatment of maternal hypotension during cesarean delivery (CD) may reduce cardiac output, posing a theoretical risk to mother and fetus. Norepinephrine has been suggested as a potential alternative, because its β-adrenergic effects might result in greater heart rate and cardiac output than phenylephrine. The use of norepinephrine to prevent and treat hypotension during CD is new, and its use as a bolus has not been fully determined in this context...
July 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
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