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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515516/changes-in-cardiac-index-during-labour-analgesia-a-double-blind-randomised-controlled-trial-of-epidural-versus-combined-spinal-epidural-analgesia-a-preliminary-study
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Stephanie Yacoubian, Corrina M Oxford, Bhavani Shankar Kodali
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Combined spinal-epidural (CSE) analgesia for labour and delivery is occasionally associated with foetal bradycardia. Decreases in cardiac index (CI) and/or uterine hypertonia are implicated as possible aetiological factors. No study has evaluated CI changes following combined spinal analgesia for labour and delivery. This prospective, double-blind, randomised controlled trial evaluates haemodynamic trends during CSE and epidural analgesia for labour. METHODS: Twenty-six parturients at term requesting labour analgesia were randomised to receive either epidural (E) or CSE analgesia...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514779/low-back-pain-in-pregnancy-investigations-management-and-role-of-neuraxial-analgesia-and-anaesthesia-a-systematic-review
#2
Herman Sehmbi, Rohan D'Souza, Anuj Bhatia
BACKGROUND: Low back pain (LBP) is commonly experienced during pregnancy and is often poorly managed. There is much ambiguity in diagnostic work-up, appropriate management and decision-making regarding the use of neuraxial analgesia and anaesthesia during labour and delivery in these patients. This systematic review summarises the evidence regarding investigations, management strategies and considerations around performing neuraxial blocks for pregnant women with LBP. METHODS: We searched 3 databases and reviewed literature concerning LBP in pregnancy with regards to diagnostic modalities, management strategies and use of neuraxial techniques for facilitating labour and delivery...
May 18, 2017: Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505479/women-s-self-reported-experience-of-unplanned-caesarean-section-results-of-a-swedish-study
#3
Annika Karlström
BACKGROUND: women´s experience of emergency caesarean section is often described as less positive compared to a vaginal birth or a planned caesarean section. Midwifery care for women where deviations from a normal birth process are present is a challenge. The aim of study was to compare self-reported birth outcomes for women undergoing birth through spontaneous onset of labour between those who actually had a vaginal birth and those who eventually had an emergency caesarean section. DESIGN AND SETTING: the study was part of a prospective longitudinal cohort study of parents' experiences, attitudes, and beliefs related to childbirth...
April 27, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435667/neuraxial-opioids-as-analgesia-in-labour-and-postoperative-after-caesarean-section-and-hysterectomy-a-questionnaire-survey-in-sweden
#4
Anette Hein, Caroline Gillis-Haegerstrand, Jan G Jakobsson
Background: Neuraxial opioids improve labour analgesia and analgesia after caesarean section (CS) and hysterectomy. Undesirable side effects and difficulties in arranging postoperative monitoring might influence the use of these opioids. The aim of the present survey was to assess the use of intrathecal and epidural morphine in gynaecology and obstetrics in Sweden. Methods: A questionnaire was sent to 47 anaesthesiologists at obstetric units in Sweden concerning the use and postoperative monitoring of morphine, sufentanil and fentanyl in spinal/epidural anaesthesia...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426160/assessment-and-support-during-early-labour-for-improving-birth-outcomes
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REVIEW
Shinobu Kobayashi, Nobutsugu Hanada, Masayo Matsuzaki, Kenji Takehara, Erika Ota, Hatoko Sasaki, Chie Nagata, Rintaro Mori
BACKGROUND: The progress of labour in the early or latent phase is usually slow and may include painful uterine contractions. Women may feel distressed and lose their confidence during this phase. Support and assessment interventions have been assessed in two previous Cochrane Reviews. This review updates and replaces these two reviews, which have become out of date. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effectiveness of assessment and support interventions for women during early labour...
April 20, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419420/reliability-of-pressure-waveform-analysis-to-determine-correct-epidural-needle-placement-in-labouring-women
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I Al-Aamri, S H Derzi, A Moore, M F Elgueta, M Moustafa, T Schricker, D Q Tran
Pressure waveform analysis provides a reliable confirmatory adjunct to the loss-of-resistance technique to identify the epidural space during thoracic epidural anaesthesia, but its role remains controversial in lumbar epidural analgesia during labour. We performed an observational study in 100 labouring women of the sensitivity and specificity of waveform analysis to determine the correct location of the epidural needle. After obtaining loss-of-resistance, the anaesthetist injected 5 ml saline through the epidural needle (accounting for the volume already used in the loss-of-resistance)...
April 17, 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418067/a-case-series-of-vital-signs-controlled-patient-assisted-intravenous-analgesia-vpia-using-remifentanil-for-labour-and-delivery
#7
W L Leong, B L Sng, Q Zhang, N L R Han, R Sultana, A T H Sia
Intravenous remifentanil patient-controlled analgesia can be used during labour as an alternative to epidural analgesia. Adverse effects of opioids, including hypoxia and bradycardia, may lead to maternal morbidity and mortality. We devised an interactive feedback system based on a clinical proportional algorithm, to continuously monitor for adverse effects to enhance safety and better titrate analgesia. This vital signs-controlled, patient-assisted intravenous analgesia with remifentanil used a prototype delivery system linked to a pulse oximeter that evaluated maternal oxygen saturation and heart rate continuously...
April 18, 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407220/patient-controlled-analgesia-with-remifentanil-versus-alternative-parenteral-methods-for-pain-management-in-labour
#8
REVIEW
Stephanie Weibel, Yvonne Jelting, Arash Afshari, Nathan Leon Pace, Leopold Hj Eberhart, Johanna Jokinen, Thorsten Artmann, Peter Kranke
BACKGROUND: Multiple analgesic strategies for pain relief during labour are available. Recently remifentanil, a short-acting opioid, has recently been used as an alternative analgesic due to its unique pharmacological properties. OBJECTIVES: To systematically assess the effectiveness of remifentanil intravenous patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) for labour pain, along with any potential harms to the mother and the newborn. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group's Trials Register (9 December 2015), ClinicalTrials...
April 13, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363328/cerebrospinal-fluid-cutaneous-fistula-following-obstetric-epidural-analgaesia-case-report
#9
J J Fedriani de Matos, A V Quintero Salvago, M D Gómez Cortés
Cutaneous fistula of cerebrospinal fluid is a rare complication of neuroaxial blockade. We report the case of a parturient in whom an epidural catheter was placed for labour analgesia and 12h after the catheter was removed, presented an abundant asymptomatic fluid leak from the puncture site, compatible in the cyto-chemical analysis with cerebrospinal fluid. She was treated with acetazolamide, compression of skin orifice of the fluid leakage, antibiotic prophylaxis, hydration and rest, and progressed satisfactorily without requiring blood patch...
March 28, 2017: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351386/midwife-led-maternity-care-in-ireland-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#10
Anna Dencker, Valerie Smith, Colette McCann, Cecily Begley
BACKGROUND: Midwife-led maternity care is shown to be safe for women with low-risk during pregnancy. In Ireland, two midwife-led units (MLUs) were introduced in 2004 when a randomised controlled trial (the MidU study) was performed to compare MLU care with consultant-led care (CLU). Following study completion the two MLUs have remained as a maternity care option in Ireland. The aim of this study was to evaluate maternal and neonatal outcomes and transfer rates during six years in the larger of the MLU sites...
March 28, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349526/pushing-bearing-down-methods-for-the-second-stage-of-labour
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REVIEW
Andrea Lemos, Melania Mr Amorim, Armele Dornelas de Andrade, Ariani I de Souza, José Eulálio Cabral Filho, Jailson B Correia
BACKGROUND: Maternal pushing during the second stage of labour is an important and indispensable contributor to the involuntary expulsive force developed by uterine contraction. There is no consensus on an ideal strategy to facilitate these expulsive efforts and there are contradictory results about the influence on the mother and fetus. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the benefits and possible disadvantages of different kinds of techniques regarding maternal pushing/breathing during the expulsive stage of labour on maternal and fetal outcomes...
March 26, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342158/the-incidence-of-and-risk-factors-for-a-repeat-obstetric-anal-sphincter-injury-oasis-in-the-vaginal-birth-subsequent-to-a-first-episode-of-oasis-a-hospital-based-cohort-study
#12
Angeliki Antonakou, Dimitrios Papoutsis, Karen Henderson, Zahid Qadri, Andrew Tapp
PURPOSE: To identify the incidence of and risk factors for a repeat obstetric anal sphincter injury (OASIS) in women who sustained an OASIS in their first vaginal delivery and have a subsequent vaginal birth. METHODS: Data were collected retrospectively for women having had singleton cephalic presentation vaginal deliveries between 2007 and 2015. Women with breech deliveries, stillbirths, foetal congenital abnormalities and multiple pregnancies were excluded. RESULTS: Over the study period, we identified 11,191 women who had a first vaginal birth, of which 603 (5...
March 24, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263154/-asymptomatic-spontaneous-rupture-of-the-uterus-without-previous-sectio
#13
Stine Kretzschmar Nielsen, Lars Høj
Rupture of the uterus is rare but catastrophic. Rupture often results in fetal bradycardia, abdominal pain, haemodynamic changes and vaginal bleeding. A 36-year-old healthy woman, gravida 3, para 1, went into spontaneous labour at gestation age 39 + 4, and at orificium 7 cm she received epidural analgesia. Following the epidural, the fetal heartbeat could not be registered by external cardiotocography, and caput could not be palpated. Spontaneous birth was attempted, but a caesarean section was necessary. The baby was found in the abdomen...
February 27, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238320/-oxytocin-administration-during-spontaneous-labour-guidelines-for-clinical-practice-guidelines-short-text
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C Dupont, M Carayol, C Le Ray, C Barasinski, R Beranger, A Burguet, A Chantry, C Chiesa, B Coulm, A Evrard, C Fischer, L Gaucher, C Guillou, F Leroy, E Phan, A Rousseau, V Tessier, F Vendittelli, C Deneux-Tharaux, D Riethmuller
OBJECTIVES: To define the different stages of spontaneous labour. To determine the indications, modalities of use and the effects of administering synthetic oxytocin. And to describe undesirable maternal and perinatal outcomes associated with the use of synthetic oxytocin. METHOD: A systematic review was carried out by searching Medline database and websites of obstetrics learned societies until March 2016. RESULTS: The 1st stage of labor is divided in a latence phase and an active phase, which switch at 5cm of cervical dilatation...
January 2017: Gynecologie, Obstetrique, Fertilite & Senologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231607/position-in-the-second-stage-of-labour-for-women-with-epidural-anaesthesia
#15
REVIEW
Marion Kibuka, Jim G Thornton
BACKGROUND: Epidural analgesia for pain relief in labour prolongs the second stage of labour and results in more instrumental deliveries. It has been suggested that a more upright position of the mother during all or part of the second stage may counteract these adverse effects. This is an update of a Cochrane review first published in 2013. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of different birthing positions (upright and recumbent) during the second stage of labour, on important maternal and fetal outcomes for women with epidural analgesia...
February 24, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159130/early-discharge-following-birth-what-characterises-mothers-and-newborns
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Ingrid M S Nilsson, Hanne Kronborg, Christopher H Knight, Katrine Strandberg-Larsen
BACKGROUND: Early postnatal discharge has increased over the past 50 years and today we lack the knowledge on who is discharged early that would allow us to improve quality of postnatal care. The aim of this study was to describe maternal and infant predictors for early postnatal discharge in a country with equal access to health care. METHODS: An observational study of 2786 mothers, recruited in pregnancy was conducted from April 2013 to August 2014 in four of the five regions in Denmark...
March 2017: Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare: Official Journal of the Swedish Association of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112692/symphysis-fundal-height-predicts-difficult-evolution-of-induced-labours
#17
Ugo Indraccolo, Lia Nardocci, Romolo Di Iorio, Marco Bonito, Salvatore Renato Indraccolo
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Symphysis-fundal-height (SFH) could be prove useful for the management of labour. This study aims to assess the behaviour of induced labours in relationship with SFH values. METHODS: Prospective observational study in a sample of 158 women underwent induction with intravaginal dinoprostone for different indications. SFH, SFH corrected for station, gestational age and parity were considered independent variables in multivariable models. Vaginal delivery, operative vaginal delivery, Cesarean section, Cesarean section for dystocia, Cesarean section for cardiotochographyc abnormalities, oxytocin infusion (for potentiating labour), need of Kristeller's maneuvre, epidural anesthesia (on demand), episiotomy, time from the first dose of dinoprostone to delivery, and time of active phase of labour were considered dependent variables in multivariable models...
January 16, 2017: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102539/determination-of-the-median-effective-dose-ed50-of-spinal-chloroprocaine-in-labour-analgesia
#18
M Coppens, S Anssens, A Parashchanka, K Roelens, E Deschepper, S De Hert, P F Wouters
The primary goal of this study was to determine the median effective dose (ED50 ) of spinal chloroprocaine for labour analgesia. Thirty-eight parturients requesting neuraxial analgesia were enrolled. Doses of 1% chloroprocaine were determined by the technique of up-down sequential allocation, with an initial dose of 20 mg and steps of 2 mg. The chloroprocaine spinal dose was given as the spinal component of a combined spinal-epidural, which was then supplemented with an epidural dose of 7.5 μg sufentanil in 7 ml saline...
January 19, 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089318/analysis-and-evaluation-of-the-effectiveness-of-epidural-analgesia-and-its-relationship-with-eutocic-or-dystocic-delivery
#19
V Sánchez-Migallón, E Sánchez, M Raynard, A Miranda, R M Borràs
OBJECTIVE: Numerous studies have demonstrated the difference in the verbal rating scale with regard to obstructed labour and induced labour, so that obstructed labour and foetal macrosomia have been related to a greater sensation of pain during labour, particularly in the first stage. Even the epidural analgesia is linked to the need for instrumented or caesarean section due to foetal obstruction. The goal of the study is to analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of epidural analgesia in normal versus obstructed labour...
January 12, 2017: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068929/are-freestanding-midwifery-units-a-safe-alternative-to-obstetric-units-for-low-risk-primiparous-childbirth-an-analysis-of-effect-differences-by-parity-in-a-matched-cohort-study
#20
Louise Fischer Christensen, Charlotte Overgaard
BACKGROUND: Intrapartum complications and the use of obstetric interventions are more common in primiparous childbirth than in multiparous childbirth, leading to concern about out of hospital birth for primiparous women. The purpose of this study was to determine whether the effect of birthplace on perinatal and maternal morbidity and the use of obstetric interventions differed by parity among low-risk women intending to give birth in a freestanding midwifery unit or in an obstetric unit in the North Denmark Region...
January 9, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
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