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Worning sign of pregnancy

H Viitanen, M Viitanen, M Heikkilä
BACKGROUND: Intrathecal analgesia (ITA) is effective in late, rapidly progressing labour. In 1998, our hospital implemented the use of single-shot spinal block for pain relief in multiparous parturients. As part of a quality assurance programme, we assessed the analgesic efficacy, obstetric and neonatal outcomes and maternal satisfaction after this form of analgesia now in routine use in our labour ward. METHODS: Two hundred and twenty-nine consecutive multiparous parturients presenting for vaginal delivery and requesting analgesia were asked to participate in this prospective study...
August 2005: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
L N Wright, J M Thorp, J A Kuller, R P Shrewsbury, C Ananth, K Hartmann
OBJECTIVE: Our purpose was to measure any short-term effects that the transdermal nicotine replacement system may have in pregnancy and to verify salivary nicotine and cotinine levels during patch placement. STUDY DESIGN: After customary smoking cessation efforts had failed, six prenatal patients between 28 and 37 weeks' gestation who smoked between one and two packs per day were enrolled in this prospective study. The patients were admitted to the General Clinical Research Center for a period of 21 hours...
May 1997: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
R H Foote
There is no substitute for good management. Each animal should be identified carefully. The herds man should know all signs of estrus or impending estrus. In addition, for visual detection of estrus to be highly effective, sufficient time must be taken at least twice a day to catch animals with a short estrus period. Presently there are two visual aids to estrus detection which provide potential 24-h surveillance. One aid is a pressure sensitive device mounted on the back of each cow which can be triggered when the cow stands for mounting...
February 1975: Journal of Dairy Science
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