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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632532/postpartum-tubal-sterilization-making-the-case-for-urgency
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Michael G Richardson, Sarah J Hall, Lisa C Zuckerwise
The parturient who requests postpartum sterilization has given consideration to and has made decisions regarding this aspect of her medical care long before her delivery. She arrives at parturition expecting the postpartum procedure to be performed as intended. The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has reaffirmed its opinion that postpartum sterilization is an urgent procedure, owing to the safety and superior effectiveness of tubal sterilization via minilaparotomy in the immediate postpartum period, and the adverse consequences for mothers, babies, and society when the procedure is not actualized as desired and intended...
June 17, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630690/incidence-and-risk-factors-for-surgical-site-infections-in-obstetric-and-gynecological-surgeries-from-a-teaching-hospital-in-rural-india
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Ashish Pathak, Kalpana Mahadik, Manmat B Swami, Pulak K Roy, Megha Sharma, Vijay K Mahadik, Cecilia Stålsby Lundborg
BACKGROUND: Surgical site infections (SSI) are one of the most common healthcare associated infections in the low-middle income countries. Data on incidence and risk factors for SSI following surgeries in general and Obstetric and Gynecological surgeries in particular are scare. This study set out to identify risk factors for SSI in patients undergoing Obstetric and Gynecological surgeries in an Indian rural hospital. METHODS: Patients who underwent a surgical procedure between September 2010 to February 2013 in the 60-bedded ward of Obstetric and Gynecology department were included...
2017: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628578/neuraxial-anesthesia-in-obstetric-patients-receiving-thromboprophylaxis-with-unfractionated-or-low-molecular-weight-heparin-a-systematic-review-of-spinal-epidural-hematoma
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Lisa R Leffert, Heloise M Dubois, Alexander J Butwick, Brendan Carvalho, Timothy T Houle, Ruth Landau
Venous thromboembolism remains a major source of morbidity and mortality in obstetrics with an incidence of 29.8/100,000 vaginal delivery hospitalizations; cesarean delivery confers a 4-fold increased risk of thromboembolism when compared with vaginal delivery. Revised national guidelines now stipulate that the majority of women delivering via cesarean and women at risk for ante- or postpartum venous thromboembolism receive mechanical or pharmacological thromboprophylaxis. This practice change has important implications for obstetric anesthesiologists concerned about the risk of spinal epidural hematoma (SEH) among anticoagulated women receiving neuraxial anesthesia...
July 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625309/maternal-mortality-and-the-role-of-the-obstetric-anesthesiologist
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REVIEW
Gillian Abir, Jill Mhyre
Maternal mortality is increasing in the United States and remains unacceptably high in many parts of the world. Pre-existing conditions and social determinants of health frequently contribute to maternal death. General solutions to enhance maternal safety focus on systems to identify women at high risk and to tailor the management before, during, and after pregnancy. This review highlights condition-specific solutions for the leading etiologies of maternal death, including cardiac disease, sepsis, hemorrhage, venous thromboembolism, hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, and amniotic fluid embolism...
March 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625308/the-role-of-ultrasonography-in-obstetric-anesthesia
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REVIEW
Allison Lee, John P R Loughrey
Ultrasonography is increasingly being viewed as an everyday tool in obstetric anesthesia. For the administration of spinal or epidural anesthesia, it reduces needle redirection attempts in patients with difficult anatomy. In the less frequent scenario of a collapsed patient, it helps with assessment in the form of transthoracic echocardiography. Abdominal blocks require ultrasound guidance for safe and anatomically correct placement. Accurate assessment of gastric volume status with ultrasound would be a useful everyday skill if it is adopted into mainstream practice...
March 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625306/spinal-induced-hypotension-incidence-mechanisms-prophylaxis-and-management-summarizing-20-years-of-research
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REVIEW
Jennifer E Lee, Ronald B George, Ashraf S Habib
Hypotension commonly occurs in parturients undergoing cesarean delivery under spinal anesthesia. This leads to maternal and neonatal adverse outcomes, including maternal nausea and vomiting and fetal acidosis, and might even lead to cardiovascular collapse if not treated. Arterial dilatation and reduction in systemic vascular resistance are the major contributors to spinal-induced hypotension. Therefore, strategies aimed at expanding the intravascular volume with fluid loading or increasing venous return with lower extremities mechanical compression and lateral tilt have had limited effectiveness in the management of spinal-induced hypotension...
March 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625302/pharmacogenetics-in-obstetric-anesthesia
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REVIEW
Ruth Landau, Richard Smiley
The 21st century has been billed as the era of "precision/personalized medicine." Genetic investigation of clinical syndromes may guide therapy as well as reveal previously unknown biological or pharmacological pathways that may result in novel drug therapies. Several clinical issues in obstetrics and obstetric anesthesiology have been targets for genetic investigations. These include evaluation of the genetic effects on preterm labor and the progression of labor, spinal anesthesia-induced hypotension and the response to medications used to treat hypotension, and the effect of gene variants on pain and analgesic responses...
March 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617687/preoperatively-assessable-clinical-and-pathological-risk-factors-for-parametrial-involvement-in-surgically-treated-figo-stage-ib-iia-cervical-cancer
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Emel Canaz, Eser Sefik Ozyurek, Baki Erdem, Merve Aldikactioglu Talmac, Ipek Yildiz Ozaydin, Ozgur Akbayir, Ceyhun Numanoglu, Volkan Ulker
OBJECTIVE: Determining the risk factors associated with parametrial involvement (PMI) is of paramount importance to decrease the multimodality treatment in early-stage cervical cancer. We investigated the preoperatively assessable clinical and pathological risk factors associated with PMI in surgically treated stage IB1-IIA2 cervical cancer. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of women underwent Querleu-Morrow type C hysterectomy for cervical cancer stage IB1-IIA2 from 2001 to 2015...
June 14, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600029/racial-and-ethnic-disparities-in-obstetric-anesthesia
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Elizabeth M S Lange, Suman Rao, Paloma Toledo
Racial and ethnic disparities are prevalent within healthcare and have persisted despite advances in medicine and public health. Disparities have been described in the use of neuraxial labor analgesia, with minority women being less likely to use neuraxial labor analgesia than non-minority white women. Minority women are also more likely to have a general anesthetic for cesarean delivery than non-minority women. The origins of these disparities are likely multi-factorial, with patient-, provider-, and systems-level contributors...
June 6, 2017: Seminars in Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599396/five-years-experience-in-an-anesthesiology-antenatal-clinic-for-high-risk-patients
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Daniel Shatalin, Yaacov Gozal, Sorina Grisaru-Granovsky, Alexander Ioscovich
INTRODUCTION: The aim, of this study is to describe our approach and outcomes in an outpatient anesthesia/analgesia antepartum clinic among ambulatory high-risk obstetric patients. METHODS: This was a retrospective evaluation of the activity of the anesthesiology antenatal clinic from its inception in 2010 until 2016 (a 5-year period). The clinic works in collaboration with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The catchment area of the study University Affiliated Hospital attends a multiethnic population characterized by high parity...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598915/anesthetic-and-obstetric-management-of-syringomyelia-during-labor-and-delivery-a-case-series-and-systematic-review
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Gráinne Patricia Garvey, Vibhangini S Wasade, Kellie E Murphy, Mrinalini Balki
BACKGROUND: Syringomyelia is a rare, slowly progressive neurological condition characterized by the presence of a syrinx within the spinal cord. Consensus regarding the safest mode of delivery and anesthetic management in patients with syringomyelia remains controversial and presents management dilemmas. This study reviews the cases of syringomyelia at our institution and provides a systematic review of the literature to guide decisions regarding labor and delivery management. METHODS: A retrospective review of cases at our hospital from 2002 to 2014 and a systematic review of the literature from 1946 to 2014 were undertaken...
June 8, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594070/labor-delivery-and-anesthesia-experiences-of-women-with-physical-disability
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Suzanne C Smeltzer, Amy J Wint, Jeffrey L Ecker, Lisa I Iezzoni
BACKGROUND: Although many women with physical disabilities report poor quality reproductive health care, little research has addressed labor, delivery, and anesthesia experiences of these women. This study was conducted to explore these experiences in women with significant mobility disabilities. METHODS: A qualitative descriptive study was conducted with 22 women from the United States who had delivered newborns within the prior 10 years. All had significant mobility disabilities...
June 8, 2017: Birth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587365/assessment-of-different-loading-doses-of-dexmedetomidine-hydrochloride-in-preventing-adverse-reaction-after-combined-spinal-epidural-anesthesia
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Wanwei Jiang, Qinghui Wang, Min Xu, Yu Li, Rui Yang, Xiaoyang Song, Haixia Duan, Pengbo Zhang
We conducted the present study to investigate the effects of the different loading doses of dexmedetomidine hydrochloride in the prevention of adverse reactions after combined spinal-epidural anesthesia. A total of 200 patients that were admitted to the Department of Obstetrics at the Second Affiliated Hospital of Xi'an Jiaotong University hospital and treated with cesarean section through the use of combined spinal-epidural anesthesia from December, 2014 to June, 2016, were randomly divided into 4 groups. The therapeutic regimens of patients were shown as follows: group A was administered an intravenous pump of 10 ml/l physiological saline in surgery until the end of the delivery...
June 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535940/-postpartum-hemorrhage-and-pregnancy-induced-hypertension-during-emergency-lower-segment-cesarean-section-dexmedetomidine-to-our-rescue
#14
Uma Hariharan
Dexmedetomidine is a highly selective α-2 agonist which has recently revolutionized our anesthesia and intensive care practice. An obstetric patient presented for emergency cesarean delivery under general anesthesia, with pre-eclampsia and postpartum hemorrhage. In carefully selected cases with refractory hypertension and postpartum hemorrhage, dexmedetomidine can be used for improving overall patient outcome. It was beneficial in controlling both the blood pressure and uterine bleeding during cesarean section in our patient...
May 20, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535554/anesthetic-considerations-and-perioperative-management-of-spinal-cord-stimulators-literature-review-and-initial-recommendations
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Michael E Harned, Brandon Gish, Allison Zuelzer, Jay S Grider
BACKGROUND: Patients with implanted spinal cord stimulators (SCS) present to the anesthesia care team for management at many different points along the care continuum. Currently, the literature is sparse on the perioperative management. What is available is confusing; monopolar electrocautery is contraindicated but often used, full body magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is safe with particular systems but with other manufactures only head and specific extremities exams are safe. Moreover, there are anesthetizing locations outside of the operating room where implanted SCS can interact with surrounding medical equipment and pose significant risk to patient and device...
May 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525510/zika-virus-obstetric-and-pediatric-anesthesia-considerations
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Jacqueline L Tutiven, Benjamin T Pruden, James S Banks, Mario Stevenson, David J Birnbach
As of November 2016, the Florida Department of Health (FDH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have confirmed more than 4000 travel-related Zika virus (ZIKV) infections in the United States with >700 of those in Florida. There have been 139 cases of locally acquired infection, all occurring in Miami, Florida. Within the US territories (eg, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands), >30,000 cases of ZIKV infection have been reported. The projected number of individuals at risk for ZIKV infection in the Caribbean and Latin America approximates 5 million...
June 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499552/puerperal-ventral-epidural-hematoma-after-epidural-labor-analgesia
#17
I Gruzman, I Shelef, A Y Weintraub, A Zlotnik, O Erez
Serious complications in obstetric anesthesia are a rare occurrence. High neuraxial block, respiratory arrest in labor and delivery, and an unrecognized spinal catheter are among the most frequently reported serious complications. A serious complication occurs in approximately 1:3000 obstetric patients. Neuraxial hematoma after obstetric epidural analgesia or anesthesia is extremely rare. We present a case of a puerperal spinal epidural hematoma following epidural labor analgesia. The patient presented with foot drop, which resolved after conservative treatment...
March 31, 2017: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499551/lessons-learned-from-a-single-institution-s-retrospective-analysis-of-emergent-cesarean-delivery-following-external-cephalic-version-with-and-without-neuraxial-anesthesia
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A Ainsworth, H P Sviggum, M C Tolcher, A L Weaver, M A Holman, K W Arendt
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the risk of emergent cesarean delivery with the use of neuraxial anesthesia for external cephalic version in a single practice. BACKGROUND: Randomized trials have shown increased external cephalic version success when neuraxial anesthesia is used, without additional risk. We hypothesized that in our actual clinical practice, outside the confines of randomized trials, neuraxial anesthesia could be associated with an increased risk of emergent cesarean delivery...
April 2, 2017: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491126/developing-obstetric-medicine-training-in-latin-america
#19
José Rojas-Suarez, Niza Suarez, Oier Ateka-Barrutia
Maternal mortality is an important indicator of health in populations around the world. The distribution of maternal mortality ratio globally shows that middle- and low-income countries have ∼99% of the mortality burden. Most countries of Latin America are considered to be middle- or low-income countries, as well as areas of major inequities among the different social classes. Medical problems in pregnancy remain an important cause of morbidity and mortality in this region. Previous data indicate the need for a call to action for adequate diagnosis and care of medical diseases in obstetric care...
March 2017: Obstetric Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477261/barriers-to-collaborative-anesthetic-care-between-anesthesiologists-and-nurses-on-the-labour-and-delivery-unit-a-study-using-a-modified-delphi-technique
#20
Lillia Y Fung, Kristi Downey, Nancy Watts, Jose C A Carvalho
INTRODUCTION: The practice of obstetrical anesthesia relies on collaborative effort between anesthesiologists and nurses, but teamwork remains a challenge. We sought to identify a consensus on the perceived barriers to collaborative care between anesthesiologists and perinatal nurses in a Canadian tertiary labour and delivery (L&D) unit. METHODS: A cross-sectional consensus-building study was conducted using a modified Delphi technique. We aimed to reach consensus on the barriers to collaborative care as well as to identify the reasons behind the issues and possible interventions...
May 5, 2017: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
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