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Obstetrical anesthesia

Efrain Riveros-Perez, Amy C Hermesch, Linda A Barbour, Joy L Hawkins
Aplastic anemia is a hematologic condition occasionally presenting during pregnancy. This pathological process is associated with significant maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality. Obstetric and anesthetic management is challenging, and treatment requires a coordinated effort by an interdisciplinary team, in order to provide safe care to these patients. In this review, we describe the current state of the literature as it applies to the complexity of aplastic anemia in pregnancy, focusing on pathophysiologic aspects of the disease in pregnancy, as well as relevant obstetric and anesthetic considerations necessary to treat this challenging problem...
2018: International Journal of Women's Health
Solina Tith, Garinder Bining, Laurent Bollag
Background : Opioid use during pregnancy is a growing concern in the United States. Buprenorphine has been recommended by "The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology" as an alternative to methadone to decrease risks associated with the use of illicit opioids during pregnancy. The partial μ-opioid agonists' unique pharmacology, including its long half time and high affinity to the μ-opioid receptor, complicates patient management in a highly kinetic, and often urgent field like obstetric anesthesia...
2018: F1000Research
Mariana Alves Weiss, Luiz Dal Sochio Junior, Fernando Bliacheriene, Caitriona Murphy, Vinod Chinappa, Maria Jose Carmona, Clarita B Margarido
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The general public increased search on the Internet for health information, including Anesthesiology, justifies the study. The objective of this study was to evaluate the information available to the lay person in Portuguese on the internet about labor analgesia for the Brazilian population. METHOD: Using the term "labor anesthesia", the first 20 sites found on Google in November 2014 were evaluated by two resident physicians and classified as medical and non-medical...
March 7, 2018: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
T R Grant, E H Ellinas, A O Kula, M Y Muravyeva
BACKGROUND: Parturients with abnormally adherent placentas present anesthetic challenges that include risk-stratification, management planning and resource utilization. The labor and delivery unit may be remote from the main operating room services. METHODS: Division chiefs of North American obstetric anesthesiology services were surveyed about their practices and management of parturients with an abnormally adherent placenta. RESULTS: Eighty-four of 122 chiefs, representing 103 hospital sites, responded to the survey (response rate 69%)...
February 2, 2018: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
Roberta Rossini, Giuseppe Tarantini, Giuseppe Musumeci, Giulia Masiero, Emanuele Barbato, Paolo Calabrò, Davide Capodanno, Sergio Leonardi, Maddalena Lettino, Ugo Limbruno, Alberto Menozzi, U O Alfredo Marchese, Francesco Saia, Marco Valgimigli, Walter Ageno, Anna Falanga, Antonio Corcione, Alessandro Locatelli, Marco Montorsi, Diego Piazza, Andrea Stella, Antonio Bozzani, Alessandro Parolari, Roberto Carone, Dominick J Angiolillo
Perioperative management of antithrombotic therapy in patients treated with coronary stents undergoing surgery remains poorly defined. Importantly, surgery represents a common reason for premature treatment discontinuation, which is associated with an increased risk in mortality and major adverse cardiac events. However, maintaining antithrombotic therapy to minimize the incidence of perioperative ischemic complications may increase the risk of bleeding complications. Although guidelines provide some recommendations with respect to the perioperative management of antithrombotic therapy, these have been largely developed according to the thrombotic risk of the patient and a definition of the hemorrhagic risk specific to each surgical procedure, key to defining the trade-off between ischemia and bleeding, is not provided...
March 12, 2018: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
Jessica Janine Liu, John Justin Matelski, Chaim M Bell
BACKGROUND: Physician ratings websites have emerged as a novel forum for consumers to comment on their health care experiences. Little is known about such ratings in Canada. OBJECTIVE: We investigated the scope and trends for specialty, geographic region, and time for online physician ratings in Canada using a national data source from the country's leading physician-rating website. METHODS: This observational retrospective study used online ratings data from Canadian physicians (January 2005-September 2013; N=640,603)...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Medical Internet Research
Clara Elisa Frare de Avelar Teixeira, Angélica de Fátima de Assunção Braga, Franklin Sarmento da Silva Braga, Vanessa Henriques Carvalho, Rafael Miranda da Costa, Giselle Ioná Teixeira Brighenti
INTRODUCTION: Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome is a rare congenital vascular disease characterized by cutaneous hemangiomas, varicosities, and limb asymmetry, which may evolve with coagulation disorders and hemorrhage as more frequent complications in pregnant patients. Pregnancy is not advised in women with this syndrome due to increased obstetric risk. CASE REPORT: Female patient, 29 years old, 99kg, 167cm, BMI 35.4kg.m-2 , physical status ASA III, with 27 weeks of gestational age and diagnosis of Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome...
March 2, 2018: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
N Levy, O Goren, A Cattan, C F Weiniger, I Matot
BACKGROUND: Laboring women with low platelet counts may be denied neuraxial block due to concerns about causing a spinal-epidural hematoma. AIMS: To assess the anesthetic management, complications and outcome variables of women with low platelet counts, and to expand the existing data regarding the safety of neuraxial blocks in this patient population. METHODS: This is a retrospective analysis of anesthetic and obstetric data from women with platelet counts <100 000/μL, who were admitted to a single referral center during 2011-2014...
January 31, 2018: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
Murat Şakir Ekşi, Ahmet Öğrenci, Osman Ersegun Batçık, Orkun Koban
De novo obstructive hydrocephalus is a rare event during pregnancy. There are only case reports presented in literature. We aimed to discuss the pathophysiological basis and management options with an exemplary case presentation and review of the current literature. A 28-year-old G2P1 patient presented to our clinic with headache, vomiting, and deteriorated vision at the 8th week of gestation. She had no history of central nervous system infection or trauma. A brain magnetic resonance imaging was obtained. There was hydrocephalus due to cerebral aqueduct stenosis (Evan's index of 58%)...
January 2018: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
Léa Poggi, Nelly Goutaudier, Natalène Séjourné, Henri Chabrol
OBJECTIVES: Given that prepartum psychiatric symptoms have been reported to be associated with postpartum disorders, focusing on the prepartum period appears of prime importance. The aim of the current study was threefold: (a) to identify the prevalence rates of women suffering from fear of childbirth (FOC) and tokophobia (b) to explore the association between FOC, obstetrical and psychopathological variables and (c) to identify the independent predictors of the intensity of FOC symptoms, FOC and tokophobia...
February 26, 2018: Maternal and Child Health Journal
Piotr Szkodziak, Filip Szkodziak, Kamila Trzeciak, Piotr Czuczwar
Uterine fibroids are benign uterine tumors. In women during the reproductive period, uterine fibroids occur in about 25%, whereas after this time, they are observed in more than 40% of women. In the majority of women (about 20-50%), such tumors do not cause discomfort and do not require treatment. Asymptomatic uterine fibroids usually undergo only regular medical control, whereas symptomatic fibroids are an indication for treatment. Current treatment methods include surgical, pharmacological and minimally invasive treatment...
December 2017: Przeglad Menopauzalny, Menopause Review
Aryana Sepassi, Francine Chingcuanco, Ronald Gordon, Angela Meier, Victoria Divino, Mitch DeKoven, Rami Ben-Joseph
AIMS: To assess incremental charges of patients experiencing venous thromboembolisms (VTE) across various types of elective inpatient surgical procedures with administration of general anesthesia in the United States. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study utilizing data from a nationwide hospital operational records database from July 2014 through June 2015 to compare a group of inpatients experiencing a VTE event postoperatively to a propensity score matched group of inpatients who did not experience a VTE...
February 24, 2018: Journal of Medical Economics
L Lewis Wall
OBJECTIVES: To review the historical background surrounding the early work of Dr. J. Marion Sims, who developed the first consistently successful surgical technique for the repair of obstetric vesicovaginal fistulas by operating on a group of young, enslaved, African American women who had this condition between 1846 and 1849. METHODS: Review of primary source documents on Sims and his operations, early 19th century clinical literature on the treatment of vesicovaginal fistula, the introduction of ether and chloroform anesthesia into surgical practice, and the literature on the early 19th century medical ethics pertaining to surgical innovation...
March 2018: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
Christine Demers, Christine Derzko, Michele David, Joanne Douglas
OBJECTIVE: The prevalence of bleeding disorders, notably von Willebrand disease (vWD), among adult women with objectively documented menorrhagia is consistently reported to be 10% to 20% and is even higher in adolescents presenting with menorrhagia. OPTIONS: Diagnostic tools and specific medical and, where appropriate, surgical alternatives to management are reviewed and evidence-based recommendations presented. EVIDENCE: A MEDLINE search of the English literature between January 1975 and November 2003 was performed using the following key words: menorrhagia, uterine bleeding, pregnancy, von Willebrand, congenital bleeding disorder, desmopressin/DDAVP, tranexamic acid, oral contraceptives, medroxyprogesterone, therapy, hysterectomy, anesthesia, epidural, spinal...
February 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
Rodney A Gabriel, Alison M A'Court, Ulrich H Schmidt, Richard P Dutton, Richard D Urman
STUDY OBJECTIVE: There is a lack of large, multi-institutional studies analyzing the association of timing of emergency surgery with death occurring either intraoperatively or in the recovery room setting. The primary objective of this study was to determine if time of day for emergency surgeries was associated with mortality. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis. SETTING: U.S. healthcare facilities. PATIENTS: Adult patients undergoing emergency surgery and general anesthesia...
February 7, 2018: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Waleed Riad, Tarek Ansari, Nanda Shetty
Background: Failed intubation in obstetrics remains the most common cause of death directly related to anesthesia. Neck circumference has been shown to be a predictor for difficult intubation in morbidly obese patients. The aim of this study was to determine an optimal cutoff point of neck circumference for prediction of difficult intubation in obstetric patients. Methods: Ninety-four parturients scheduled for cesarean section under general anesthesia were included in the study...
January 2018: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
Simin Atashkhoie, Hojat Pourfathi, Bahman Naghipour, Shahla Meshgi
Several techniques have been proposed to prevent hypotension in obstetric patients. Ephedrine and phenylephrine are individually used to prevent maternal hypotension; however, each has its own drawbacks. Some researchers have reported that the infusion of combined ephedrine and phenylephrine immediately after spinal anesthesia for cesarean delivery reduces the incidence of maternal hypotension. Other studies have indicated that the combination is not superior to the infusion of an individual agent. The present study aimed to evaluate the effect of prophylactic infusion of ephedrine and phenylephrine before the induction of spinal anesthesia for cesarean section on maternal hemodynamic...
January 2018: Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences
Nur Betül Tekiner, Berna Aslan Çetin, Lale Susan Türkgeldi, Gökçe Yılmaz, İbrahim Polat, Ali Gedikbaşı
BACKGROUND: We aimed to determine if there is a difference in the size of the cesarean scar defect using saline infusion sonography (SIS) performed on the postoperative third month in patients who underwent single- or double-layered unlocked closure of their uterine incision during their first cesarean delivery. METHODS: This study was conducted as a prospective cross-sectional study between February 2015 and January 2016 in patients admitted to the labour ward of the Kanuni Sultan Suleyman Training and Research Hospital who subsequently underwent their first delivery by cesarean section...
February 3, 2018: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Kimiyasu Shiraki, Nozomu Toyama, Atsuko Shiraki, Misako Yajima
BACKGROUND: Varicella-zoster virus causes herpes zoster (HZ) along specific dermatomes, but the effects of age and sex on HZ distribution are unclear. OBJECTIVE: We investigated the age- and sex-dependent distribution characteristics of HZ. METHODS: Patients with HZ were monitored by members of the Miyazaki Dermatologist Society. Questionnaires containing information on age, sex, and dermatome distribution and lesion specimens from 2730 patients were collected, and 2508 PCR-diagnosed cases were analyzed...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Dermatological Science
N P Edomwonyi, M O Osazuwa, O I Iribhogbe, S E Esangbedo
CONTEXT: Effective management of postcesarean section (CS) pain is important for the well-being of mother and child; even in limited-resource areas, there are drug options which can be explored to achieve this. AIM: This study aimed to compare the analgesic effects of a combination of bupivacaine wound infiltration with either intravenous (IV) dexamethasone or tramadol after CS. SETTING AND DESIGN: This study was a randomized, double-blind, comparative study in a tertiary hospital...
December 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
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