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Satoshi Toyama, Yugo Tagaito, Megumi Shimoyama
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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
Emma M Heikkinen, Kokki Hannu, Heikkinen Aki, Ranta Veli-Pekka, Räsänen Juha, Voipio Hanna-Marja, Kokki Merja
Opioids given to pregnant and parturient women are relatively freely transferred across the placenta. Spinal, epidural and intravenous fentanyl have been studied in pregnant women and neonates, but foetal safety of fentanyl dosing with transdermal patch during pregnancy and labour is not sufficiently studied. Foetal pH is physiologically lower than maternal pH, and thus, opioids, that are weak bases, are ionized and may cumulate to foetus. Foetal asphyxia may further worsen acidosis and ion trapping induced by low pH is assumed to increase the foetal exposure to opioids...
September 8, 2016: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
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
Ma Belén Conesa Ferrer, Manuel Canteras Jordana, Carmen Ballesteros Meseguer, César Carrillo García, M Emilia Martínez Roche
OBJECTIVES: To describe the differences in obstetrical results and women's childbirth satisfaction across 2 different models of maternity care (biomedical model and humanised birth). SETTING: 2 university hospitals in south-eastern Spain from April to October 2013. DESIGN: A correlational descriptive study. PARTICIPANTS: A convenience sample of 406 women participated in the study, 204 of the biomedical model and 202 of the humanised model...
2016: BMJ Open
Mark P Hehir, Adam Mackie, Michael S Robson
OBJECTIVE: To examine the outcomes of vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) in women, in spontaneous labor, delivering after 37 weeks' gestation at an institution where trial of labor after a previous cesarean delivery (TOLAC) is encouraged and management of labor is standardized. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study included 3071 women with one previous cesarean only and no vaginal delivery who underwent a trial of labor from 2001 to 2011. Women were managed using the standardized "active management of labor" intrapartum protocol...
August 23, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
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
Lisa M Einhorn, Ashraf S Habib
PURPOSE: The purpose of this retrospective cohort study was to investigate factors associated with failed and high spinal blocks in patients who received spinal anesthesia for Cesarean delivery following a labour epidural that was inadequate for surgical anesthesia. METHODS: We searched our perioperative database for women with a labour epidural who received spinal or combined spinal-epidural anesthesia for Cesarean delivery due to the inadequacy of the existing epidural...
October 2016: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
Pollyanna Hardy, Jennifer L Bell, Peter Brocklehurst
BACKGROUND: A systematic review on the use of incentives to promote questionnaire return in clinical trials suggest they are effective, but not all studies have sufficient funds to use them. Promising an incentive once data are returned can reduce the cost-burden of this approach, with possible further cost-savings if the offer were restricted to reminder letters only. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of promising a monetary incentive at first mailout versus a promise on reminder letters only...
2016: BMC Medical Research Methodology
Kate M Levett, C A Smith, A Bensoussan, H G Dahlen
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of an antenatal integrative medicine education programme in addition to usual care for nulliparous women on intrapartum epidural use. DESIGN: Open-label, assessor blind, randomised controlled trial. SETTING: 2 public hospitals in Sydney, Australia. POPULATION: 176 nulliparous women with low-risk pregnancies, attending hospital-based antenatal clinics. METHODS AND INTERVENTION: The Complementary Therapies for Labour and Birth protocol, based on the She Births and acupressure for labour and birth courses, incorporated 6 evidence-based complementary medicine techniques: acupressure, visualisation and relaxation, breathing, massage, yoga techniques, and facilitated partner support...
2016: BMJ Open
Melek Aksoy Sarı, Semih Küçükgüçlü, Şule Özbilgin, Ferim Sakize Günenç, Sümeyye Mercan, Ayşenur Esen, Büşra Yetim
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the maternal, foetal and neonatal effects of anaesthetic techniques used in caesarean sections (C/S) retrospectively over 6 years at the Hospital of Medical School of Dokuz Eylül University and to compare the results with the literature from Turkey and developed countries. METHODS: After obtaining approval from the ethics committee, anaesthetic and gestational data from all caesarean operations performed over a 6-year period between 2005 and 2010 was retrospectively obtained from hospital archives...
December 2015: Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation
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
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
Kelly Madden, Philippa Middleton, Allan M Cyna, Mandy Matthewson, Leanne Jones
BACKGROUND: This review is one in a series of Cochrane reviews investigating pain management for childbirth. These reviews all contribute to an overview of systematic reviews of pain management for women in labour, and share a generic protocol. This review updates an earlier version of the review of the same title. OBJECTIVES: To examine the effectiveness and safety of hypnosis for pain management during labour and childbirth. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group's Trials Register (30 September 2015) and the reference lists of primary studies and review articles...
2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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