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cesarean section spinal anesthesia

Rafael Blanco, Tarek Ansari, Waleed Riad, Nanda Shetty
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Effective postoperative analgesia after cesarean delivery enhances early recovery, ambulation, and breastfeeding. In a previous study, we established the effectiveness of the quadratus lumborum block in providing pain relief after cesarean delivery compared with patient-controlled analgesia (morphine). In the current study, we hypothesized that this method would be equal to or better than the transversus abdominis plane block with regard to pain relief and its duration of action after cesarean delivery...
October 11, 2016: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
Kalpana Rajendra Kulkarni, Amruta Girish Naik, Sunetra Girish Deshpande
BACKGROUND: Spinal anesthesia is a preferred technique over general anesthesia for cesarean delivery. It avoids maternal airway related complications, aspiration and neonatal depression. However hypotension following spinal anesthesia can lead to decrease in uterine blood flow and neonatal hypoxia. AIMS: We aimed to evaluate the efficacy of 15 1of crystalloid preloading versus prophylactic intravenous bolus of 10 mg ephedrine as an antihypotensive measure for cesarean section...
September 2016: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
Ali M Mokhtar, Ahmed I Elsakka, Hassan M Ali
BACKGROUND: Anxiety is a concern in obstetrics, especially in preeclamptic mothers. Sedation is not commonly used in parturients for fear of adverse neonatal effect. We investigated maternal and neonatal outcome of midazolam as an adjuvant to spinal anesthesia for elective cesarean delivery. METHODS: A prospective randomized controlled trial, in which eighty preeclamptic parturients received either an intravenous dose of 0.035 mg/kg of midazolam or an equal volume of normal saline, 30 min before spinal anesthesia...
September 2016: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
Amit Agrawal, Veena Asthana, J P Sharma, Vineeta Gupta
BACKGROUND: Subarachnoid block is the preferred technique for providing anesthesia for patients undergoing cesarean section. Various pharmacological agents in added to local anesthetics (LA) modify their original effects in terms of block characteristics and quality of analgesia. However, there is ongoing debate about this practice of using adjuncts with LA. We tested whether addition of lipophilic versus lipophobic opioids to LA gives any clinical benefits to maternal and fetal outcome when used in these patients requiring spinal anesthesia...
September 2016: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
Maciej Sobkowski, Zbigniew Celewicz, Jarosław Kalinka, Krzysztof Szymanowski, Marcin Serafin, Katarzyna Śmieja, Anna Grzymała-Figura, Kinga Pacocha, Izabela Pieniążek, Jacek Walczak, Agnieszka Żyła, Adam Bierut
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to compare the costs of using carbetocin in the prevention of uterine atony following delivery of the infant by Cesarean section (C-section) under epidural or spinal anesthesia with standard methods of prevention (SMP). MATERIAL AND METHODS: This retrospective multicenter study was based on data from three medical centers. A questionnaire was developed to gather patient records on consumption and costs of resources related to C-section, prevention of uterine atony and postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) treatment...
2016: Ginekologia Polska
Xiangdi Yu, Fangxiang Zhang
BACKGROUND: Pain during cesarean delivery is one of the more common reasons for a successful medicolegal claim. However, creating an extensive block area can result in hypotension, so determining the precise dose of local anesthetic is critical. OBJECTIVES: Investigate effects of parturient height on the median effective dose (ED50) of intrathecally-administered ropivacaine. DESIGN: Prospective cross-sectional analytic study. SETTING: Anesthesiology department in a provinicial hospital in China...
September 2016: Annals of Saudi Medicine
Tjokorda Gde Agung Senapathi, I Made Gede Widnyana, Made Wiryana, I Gusti Ngurah Mahaalit Aribawa, I Wayan Aryabiantara, I Gusti Agung Gede Utara Hartawan, I Ketut Sinardja, I Putu Pramana Suarjaya, I Ketut Wibawa Nada, Aa Gde Putra Semara Jaya
PURPOSE: Cesarean section is a surgical procedure. Surgical procedures will induce stress responses, which may have negative impact on postoperative recovery. Ketamine plays a role in the homeostatic regulation of inflammatory response in order to attenuate stress response. We tried to determine the effectiveness of low-dose intravenous ketamine to attenuate stress response in patients undergoing emergency cesarean section with spinal anesthesia. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Thirty-six pregnant women undergoing emergency cesarean section with spinal anesthesia were randomly divided into two groups (n=18)...
2016: Journal of Pain Research
Shoaleh Shami, Karim Nasseri, Mousa Shirmohammadi, Farzad Sarshivi, Negin Ghadami, Ebrahim Ghaderi, Mokhtar Pouladi, Arvin Barzanji
INTRODUCTION: Shivering is among the unpleasant and potentially harmful side effects of spinal anesthesia. The aim of this randomized double-blind clinical trial was to compare the antishivering effect of two different doses of intrathecal pethidine on the incidence and intensity of shivering and other side effects in patients who underwent cesarean section. METHODS: In this study, 150 parturient females scheduled for nonemergent cesarean section were randomly allocated to three groups...
2016: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
May-Han Loh, Lyn Li Lean, Bryan Su Wei Ng, Will Ne-Hooi Loh
Cesarean sections under spinal anesthesia are now a daily occurrence in most tertiary hospitals. We report the first published case of inadvertent spinal injection of ondansetron without any neurological sequelae in a patient undergoing elective Cesarean section under spinal anesthesia. She did not experience any permanent neurological sequelae, and also did not exhibit any central neuraxial opioid side effects-nausea, vomiting or pruritus. Vigilance is essential to reduce the risk of wrong route delivery of drugs, especially when presented in very similar-looking 2 mL ampules as in our institution...
September 27, 2016: Journal of Anesthesia
Jin-Wan Park, Su-Mi Kim, Gyu-Bong Yu, Yun-Dan Kang
Aortic dissection is very rare in obstetrics, but it is a fatal disease. A 37-weeks primigravida woman with dyspnea and pitting edema presented to our emergency room. The patient was diagnosed with preeclampsia and underwent an emergency cesarean section under spinal anesthesia. The patient complained of severe dyspnea after the cesarean section, and the chest computed tomography scan was done. With the finding of aortic dissection, cardiopulmonary arrest occurred 5 hours after the cesarean section, and the patient died without reaction to cardio-pulmonary resuscitation...
September 2016: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
Chukwudi O Chiaghana, Justin M Bremer, Joshua W Sappenfield, Adam L Wendling
OBJECTIVE: Neuraxial hematoma is a rare complication of spinal or epidural anesthesia. However, variable coagulation factor defects are relatively common in patients with Fontan circulation, and may predispose such patients to either increased risk of thrombosis or coagulopathy. These defects may indirectly increase their risk of neuraxial hematoma. CASE REPORT: We report a case of delayed neuraxial hematoma after the start of full-dose anticoagulation for pulmonary embolus on a postpartum patient with Fontan physiology who had continuous spinal anesthesia for cesarean delivery 4 days earlier...
September 22, 2016: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
Mahshid Nikooseresht, Mohamad Ali Seif Rabiei, Pooran Hajian, Razieh Dastaran, Nasim Alipour
BACKGROUND: Despite controversies about the safest anesthetic technique for cesarean delivery in severely preeclamptic women, there is evidence that supports the use of spinal anesthesia in this group of patients. OBJECTIVES: This prospective randomized clinical trial was designed to determine the hemodynamic effects of low-dose spinal bupivacaine and the incidence of spinal anesthesia-associated hypotension in severely preeclamptic and healthy parturients undergoing cesarean sections...
June 2016: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Lucy Mwaura, Vitalis Mung'ayi, Jimmie Kabugi, Samina Mir
BACKGROUND: Spinal anaesthesia is the standard of care for elective caesarean delivery. It has advantages over general anaesthesia. However the sympathetic blockade induced by spinal anaesthesia results in an 80 percent incidence of hypotension without prophylactic management. Current evidence supports co-loading with intravenous fluids in conjunction with the use of vasopressors as the most effective way to prevent and treat the hypotension. Phenylephrine is the accepted vasopressor of choice in the parturient...
June 2016: African Health Sciences
Ricardo Caio Gracco de Bernardis, Monica Maria Siaulys, Joaquim Edson Vieira, Lígia Andrade Silva Telles Mathias
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Decrease in body temperature is common during general and regional anesthesia. Forced-air warming intraoperative during cesarean section under spinal anesthesia seems not able to prevent it. The hypothesis considers that active warming before the intraoperative period avoids temperature loss during cesarean. METHODS: Forty healthy pregnant patients undergoing elective cesarean section with spinal anesthesia received active warming from a thermal gown in the preoperative care unit 30min before spinal anesthesia and during surgery (Go, n=20), or no active warming at any time (Ct, n=20)...
September 2016: Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology
Magdy R Ahmed, Nisreen K Aref, Waleed A Sayed Ahmed, Farzana R Arain
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of preoperative vaginal cleansing using chlorhexidine 0.25% antiseptic wipes on rates of postcesarean section (CS) infectious morbidities (endometritis, febrile morbidity and wound infection). METHODS: This prospective randomized trial was conducted among 218 pregnant women scheduled for term elective CS. Patients were equally divided into two groups by simple randomization. After spinal anesthesia and catheterization under aseptic technique, the study group had preoperative vaginal cleansing using chlorhexidine 0...
September 1, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Agnes M Lamon, Ashraf S Habib
Obesity is a worldwide epidemic. It is associated with increased comorbidities and increased maternal, fetal, and neonatal complications. The risk of cesarean delivery is also increased in obese parturients. Anesthetic management of the obese parturient is challenging and requires adequate planning. Therefore, those patients should be referred to antenatal anesthetic consultation. Anesthesia-related complications and maternal mortality are increased in this patient population. The risk of difficult intubation is increased in obese patients...
2016: Local and Regional Anesthesia
B Pehlivanov, M Matev
We report a case of a 34 years old primigravida with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMTD). The course of pregnancy was uneventful with no deterioration of symptoms due to the disease. Performed amniocentesis showed healthy fetus. Planned cesarean section with spinal anesthesia was performed because of the restricted pelvis. The possible issues of combination pregnancy and CMTD are discussed.
2016: Akusherstvo i Ginekologii︠a︡
Khalid M Morsy, Ayman M Osman, Omar M Shaaban, Dina H El-Hammady
BACKGROUND: Patients of chronic pain syndromes like fibromyalgia (FMS) when subjected to spinal anesthesia are theoretically more liable to post dural puncture headache (PDPH) as they have enhanced central nervous system sensitization and decreased descending inhibition. OBJECTIVE: The current study aims to verify the incidence and chronicity of PDPH in FMS patients. STUDY DESIGN: Case control study. METHODS: In a comparative control study, 70 fibromyalgia patients were scheduled for an elective cesarean delivery fibromyalgia group or Group 1...
July 2016: Pain Physician
Xiaofei Qi, Xiaolei Wang, Xiaolei Huang, Chenhong Wang, Yin Gu, Yuantao Li
INTRODUCTION: Pregnancy after organ transplantation is becoming increasingly common. However, reports of the anesthesia for such patients are rare. Heart transplant recipients are always accompanied with pathophysiological changes and present anesthesiologists with challenge. CASE DESCRIPTION: We reported a case of anesthesia management of gravida undergoing cesarean section 10 years after cardiac transplantation. We used two points spinal and epidural anesthesia, combined with phenylephrine throughout the surgery...
2016: SpringerPlus
Anitha Prashanth, Murali Chakravarthy, Antony George, Rohini Mayur, Rajathadri Hosur, Sumant Pargaonkar
Hypotension subsequent to spinal anesthesia occurs in a significant number of parturients undergoing lower segment caesarian section. Currently available methods to predict the incidence of hypotension, its severity and the outcome are sub-optimal. Many workers have used basal heart rate as one of the predictors. But using this method it is not possible to objectively analyze and predict the extent and severity of hypotension. We used an equipment measuring the level of sympatho-vagal balance, ANSiscope™, which derives these values from computed value of RR interval variability...
July 18, 2016: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
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