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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189266/epidural-space-identification-with-loss-of-resistance-technique-for-epidural-analgesia-during-labor-a-randomized-controlled-study-using-air-or-saline-new-arguments-for-an-old-controversy
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Nicolas Brogly, Emilia Guasch, Estibaliz Alsina, Carla García, Laura Puertas, Ana Dominguez, Jesús Diez, Jorge Gómez, Fernando Gilsanz
BACKGROUND: The best technique to identify the epidural space for labor analgesia is still unclear despite the publication of various randomized controlled studies and meta-analyses. Our aim was to assess the superiority of the saline loss of resistance (SLOR) technique over the air loss of resistance (ALOR) technique with respect to the quality of the block. METHODS: Consenting parturients admitted to our obstetric suite for spontaneous or induced labor were randomized to receive epidural analgesia using either the ALOR or SLOR technique...
November 14, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156486/-update-in-obstetric-anesthesia-tried-and-trusted-methods-controversies-and-new-perspectives
#2
Peter Kranke, Thorsten Annecke, Dorothee H Bremerich, Daniel Chappell, Thierry Girard, Wiebke Gogarten, Robert Hanß, Lutz Kaufner, Sophie Neuhaus, Tobias Ninke, Thomas Standl, Stefan Weber, Yvonne Jelting, Thomas Volk
Since 1975, a plethora of lectures within the context of annual meetings relevant for the clinical care has been summarized in "what's new in obstetric anesthesia" by the society for Obstetric anesthesia and Perinatology which can be recommended to everyone interested in anaesthesiology in the delivery room. After the death of Gerard W. Ostheimer, Professor of Anaesthesiology at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, it became renamed the Gerard W. Ostheimer "what's new in obstetric anesthesia" lecture to honor his contributions to regional anesthesia and obstetric anaesthesia...
November 2017: Anästhesiologie, Intensivmedizin, Notfallmedizin, Schmerztherapie: AINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112650/maternal-pulse-pressure-and-the-risk-of-postepidural-complications-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#3
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Justin R Lappen, Stephen A Myers, Norman Bolen, Brian M Mercer, Edward K S Chien
OBJECTIVE: To test the hypothesis that increasing the intravenous fluid bolus volume at the time of epidural placement in women with narrow pulse pressure would reduce postepidural fetal heart rate (FHR) abnormalities, hypotension, and resuscitative obstetric interventions. METHODS: We performed a single-center randomized controlled trial. Eligible participants were normotensive with a nonanomalous singleton gestation at or after 35 weeks and with a narrow pulse pressure (less than 45 mm Hg) on admission...
December 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099429/the-society-for-obstetric-anesthesia-and-perinatology-consensus-statement-on-the-anesthetic-management-of-pregnant-and-postpartum-women-receiving-thromboprophylaxis-or-higher-dose-anticoagulants
#4
Lisa Leffert, Alexander Butwick, Brendan Carvalho, Katherine Arendt, Shannon M Bates, Alex Friedman, Terese Horlocker, Timothy Houle, Ruth Landau, Heloise Dubois, Roshan Fernando, Tim Houle, Sandra Kopp, Douglas Montgomery, Joseph Pellegrini, Richard Smiley, Paloma Toledo
Venous thromboembolism is recognized as a leading cause of maternal death in the United States. Thromboprophylaxis has been highlighted as a key preventive measure to reduce venous thromboembolism-related maternal deaths. However, the expanded use of thromboprophylaxis in obstetrics will have a major impact on the use and timing of neuraxial analgesia and anesthesia for women undergoing vaginal or cesarean delivery and other obstetric surgeries. Experts from the Society of Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology, the American Society of Regional Anesthesia, and hematology have collaborated to develop this comprehensive, pregnancy-specific consensus statement on neuraxial procedures in obstetric patients receiving thromboprophylaxis or higher dose anticoagulants...
November 1, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099021/a-prospective-randomized-trial-of-postural-changes-vs-passive-supine-lying-during-the-second-stage-of-labor-under-epidural-analgesia
#5
María Simarro, José Angel Espinosa, Cecilia Salinas, Ricardo Ojea, Paloma Salvadores, Carolina Walker, José Schneider
There exist very few studies comparing different postures or postural changes during labor in parturients with epidural analgesia. AIM: To disclose whether the intervention of a multidisciplinary nursing team including a physiotherapist during the second stage of labor improves the obstetric outcome in parturients with epidural analgesia. DESIGN: Prospective randomized trial. SETTING: University-affiliated hospital. POPULATION: Women undergoing labor with epidural analgesia after a normal gestation...
March 8, 2017: Medical Sciences: Open Access Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096283/positions-during-the-first-stage-and-the-passive-second-stage-of-labor-a-survey-of-french-midwives
#6
Chloé Barasinski, Anne Debost-Legrand, Didier Lémery, Françoise Vendittelli
OBJECTIVE: the objective of our study was to describe the practices reported by French midwives during labor (first stage and passive phase of the second stage). DESIGN: this cross-sectional internet questionnaire surveyed French midwives who attended at least one delivery in 2013. SETTING: this open survey was posted on a website from June 15 through December 1, 2014. PARTICIPANTS: 1496 midwives from 377 maternity units participated in the study...
October 17, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094374/birth-plans-impact-on-mode-of-delivery-obstetrical-interventions-and-birth-experience-satisfaction-a-prospective-cohort-study
#7
Yalda Afshar, Jenny Y Mei, Kimberly D Gregory, Sarah J Kilpatrick, Tania F Esakoff
OBJECTIVE: To examine whether the presence of a birth plan was associated with mode of delivery, obstetrical interventions, and patient satisfaction. METHODS: This was a prospective cohort study of singleton pregnancies greater than 34 weeks' gestation powered to evaluate a difference in mode of delivery. Maternal characteristics, antenatal factors, neonatal characteristics, and patient satisfaction measures were compared between groups. Differences between groups were analyzed using chi-squared for categorical variables, Fisher exact test for dichotomous variables, and Wilcoxon rank sum test for continuous or ordinal variables...
November 2, 2017: Birth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080306/retrospective-analysis-of-obstetric-and-anesthetic-management-of-patients-with-placenta-accreta-spectrum-disorders
#8
Efrain Riveros-Perez, Cristina Wood
OBJECTIVE: To assess the management and maternal outcomes of placenta accreta spectrum (PAS) disorders. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was conducted of patients diagnosed with PAS disorders (placenta creta, increta, or percreta) who were treated at a US tertiary care center between February 1, 2011, and January 31, 2016. Obstetric management, anesthetic management, and maternal outcomes were analyzed. RESULTS: A total of 43 cases were identified; placenta previa was diagnosed among 33 (77%)...
October 28, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078938/defining-and-managing-normal-and-abnormal-second-stage-of-labor
#9
REVIEW
Yvonne W Cheng, Aaron B Caughey
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Practice Bulletin No. 49 on Dystocia and Augmentation of Labor defines a prolonged second stage as more than 2 hours without or 3 hours with epidural analgesia in nulliparous women, and 1 hour without, or 2 hours with epidural in multiparous women. This definition diagnoses 10% to 14% of nulliparous and 3% to 3.5% of multiparous women as having a prolonged second stage. Although current labor norms remained largely based on data established by Friedman in the 1950s, modern obstetric population and practice have evolved with time...
December 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070618/successful-obstetric-and-anaesthetic-management-of-a-pregnant-woman-with-achondroplasia
#10
Rauf Melekoglu, Ebru Celik, Sevil Eraslan
Achondroplasia is the most prevalent form of dwarfism, and there is little evidence about the optimal management of pregnant women with achondroplasia. We presented a 25-year-old primigravid woman with achondroplasia who was followed up during the pregnancy period and performed elective caesarean section with combined spinal-epidural anaesthesia at the 38th week of gestation. Frequent obstetric follow-up visits and invasive prenatal diagnostic tests should be offered during the antenatal period due to the increased risk for obstetric complications, such as premature delivery and fetal anomalies...
October 25, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062547/myasthaenia-gravis-clinical-management-issues-before-during-and-after-pregnancy
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REVIEW
Ali Hassan, Zakia M Yasawy
Myasthaenia gravis (MG) is an autoimmune neuromuscular disorder which is twice as common among women, often presenting in the second and third decades of life. Typically, the first trimester of pregnancy and first month postpartum are considered high-risk periods for MG exacerbations. During pregnancy, treatment for MG is usually individualised, thus improving its management. Plasma exchange and immunoglobulin therapies can be safely used to treat severe manifestations of the disease or myasthaenic crises. However, thymectomies are not recommended because of the delayed beneficial effects and possible risks associated with the surgery...
August 2017: Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055477/pregnancy-in-multiple-sclerosis-a-portuguese-cohort-study
#12
Joana Jesus-Ribeiro, Inês Correia, Ana Inês Martins, Manuel Fonseca, Inês Marques, Sónia Batista, Carla Nunes, Carmo Macário, Maria Céu Almeida, Lívia Sousa
BACKGROUND: Pregnancy in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) has been a controversial issue, without international standardized treatment recommendations. The goal of our study was to evaluate the clinical course of MS during pregnancy and the respective therapeutic options, obstetrical outcomes and breastfeeding data. METHODS: This was a retrospective study including women with a diagnosis of relapsing-remitting MS at least one year before pregnancy. Three periods were evaluated: one year prior to pregnancy, pregnancy and one year postpartum...
October 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050063/-update-in-obstetric-anesthesia-tried-and-trusted-methods-controversies-and-new-perspectives-part-1
#13
Peter Kranke, Thorsten Annecke, Dorothee H Bremerich, Daniel Chappell, Thierry Girard, Wiebke Gogarten, Robert Hanß, Lutz Kaufner, Sophie Neuhaus, Tobias Ninke, Thomas Standl, Stefan Weber, Yvonne Jelting, Thomas Volk
Since 1975, a plethora of lectures within the context of annual meetings relevant for the clinical care has been summarized in "what's new in obstetric anesthesia" by the Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology which can be recommended to everyone interested in anaesthesiology in the delivery room. After the death of Gerard W. Ostheimer, Professor of Anaesthesiology at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, it became renamed the Gerard W. Ostheimer "what's new in obstetric anesthesia" lecture to honor his contributions to regional anesthesia and obstetric anaesthesia...
October 2017: Anästhesiologie, Intensivmedizin, Notfallmedizin, Schmerztherapie: AINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046273/upright-versus-lying-down-position-in-second-stage-of-labour-in-nulliparous-women-with-low-dose-epidural-bumpes-randomised-controlled-trial
#14
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
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Objective To determine whether being upright in the second stage of labour in nulliparous women with a low dose epidural increases the chance of spontaneous vaginal birth compared with lying down.Design Multicentre pragmatic individually randomised controlled trial.Setting 41 UK hospital labour wards.Participants 3093 nulliparous women aged 16 or older, at term with a singleton cephalic presentation and in the second stage of labour with epidural analgesia.Interventions Women were allocated to an upright or lying down position, using a secure web based randomisation service, stratified by centre, with no masking of participants or clinicians to the trial interventions...
October 18, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045499/obstetric-and-psychological-characteristics-of-women-choosing-epidural-analgesia-during-labour-a-cohort-study
#15
Vasilis Sitras, Jūratė Šaltytė Benth, Malin Eberhard-Gran
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the obstetric and psychological characteristics of women who opt to use epidural analgesia (EDA) during labour and the impact of participating in labour preparation courses on women's decisions to use EDA. DESIGN: Longitudinal cohort study. SETTING: Akershus University Hospital, Norway. POPULATION: 2596 women with singleton pregnancies and intended vaginal delivery. METHODS: Data were collected using two self-completed questionnaires at pregnancy weeks 17 and 32...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985581/postpartum-tubal-ligation-a-retrospective-review-of-anesthetic-management-at-a-single-institution-and-a-practice-survey-of-academic-institutions
#16
Christine McKenzie, Seden Akdagli, Gillian Abir, Brendan Carvalho
STUDY OBJECTIVE: The primary aim was to evaluate institutional anesthetic techniques utilized for postpartum tubal ligation (PPTL). Secondarily, academic institutions were surveyed on their clinical practice for PPTL. DESIGN: An institutional-specific retrospective review of patients with ICD-9 procedure codes for PPTL over a 2-year period was conducted. Obstetric anesthesia fellowship directors were surveyed on anesthetic management of PPTL. SETTING: Labor and delivery unit...
December 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938298/safety-and-efficacy-of-epidural-analgesia
#17
Elke M E Bos, Markus W Hollmann, Philipp Lirk
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Epidural analgesia remains a widely used analgesic technique. This article aims to assess the safety of epidural analgesia by balancing efficacy and complications, of epidural analgesia for acute, labor and chronic pain. RECENT FINDINGS: Main indications for epidural analgesia include major open abdominal surgery, thoracotomy and labor analgesia. Past and current literature show that epidural analgesia leads to statistically significant, but possibly clinically less meaningful, reductions in pain scores compared with intravenous analgesia...
December 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930940/the-relationship-between-women-s-intention-to-request-a-labor-epidural-analgesia-actually-delivering-with-labor-epidural-analgesia-and-postpartum-depression-at-6-weeks-a-prospective-observational-study
#18
Sharon Orbach-Zinger, Ruth Landau, Avi Ben Harousch, Oren Ovad, Liron Caspi, Evgeniya Kornilov, Alexander Ioscovich, Danielle Bracco, Atara Davis, Shlomo Fireman, Moshe Hoshen, Leonid A Eidelman
BACKGROUND: Postpartum depression (PPD) is associated with pain during and after delivery, with studies showing reduced rates among women delivering with labor epidural analgesia (LEA). We hypothesized that women who intend to deliver with LEA but do not receive it are at higher risk for PPD at 6 weeks due to the combined experience of untreated labor pain and unmatched expectations during labor, and evaluated the interaction between labor plans related to LEA, satisfaction with pain control when actually delivering with LEA, and PPD at 6 weeks after delivery...
September 19, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915858/risk-of-obstetric-anal-sphincter-injury-increases-with-maternal-age-irrespective-of-parity-a-population-based-register-study
#19
Ulla Waldenström, Cecilia Ekéus
BACKGROUND: Obstetric anal sphincter injury (OASI) is a rare but serious outcome of vaginal birth. Based on concerns about the increasing number of women who commence childbearing later than previous generation, this study aimed at investigating age-related risk of OASI in women of different parity. METHODS: A population-based register study including 959,559 live singleton vaginal births recorded in the Swedish Medical Birth Register 1999 to 2011. In each parity group risks of OASI at age 25-29 years, 30-34 years, and ≥35 years compared with age < 25 years were investigated by logistic regression analyses, adjusted for year of birth, education, region of birth, smoking, Body Mass Index, infant birthweight and fetal presentation; and in parous women, history of OASI and cesarean section...
September 15, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892762/risk-factors-and-symptoms-associated-with-maternal-and-neonatal-complications-in-women-with-uterine-rupture-a-16-years-multicentric-experience
#20
G A Markou, J-M Muray, C Poncelet
OBJECTIVE: high maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality levels have been associated with uterine ruptures. The aims of our study were to determine risk factors and signs for maternal and fetal complications in patients with uterine rupture. STUDY DESIGN: retrospective, population-based study, in all Val d'Oise public obstetrics departments, France, between 2000 and 2015. All patients with uterine rupture were analyzed using medical records. To identify risk factors and signs for maternal and fetal complications, patients were divided into two groups according to adverse maternal and fetal outcomes or not, and compared...
October 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
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