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postpartum hemorrage

A Bonnet, Y Chevalier, G Wallon, C Huissoud, F Aubrun
Women who are carriers for hemophilia are usually considered as safe carriers. However, they can present hemorragic symptoms associated with low factor VIII or IX levels. During pregancy, factor VIII increases whereas factor IX does not. The peripartum period is at risk of increased bleeding in these women. Here are presented reports of clinical data concerning two hemophilia carriers with low factor VIII or IX (30-40%) during the peripartum period. They received remifentanil and ketamine for labor pain management because of contraindication of epidural and spinal analgesia...
November 2013: Annales Françaises D'anesthèsie et de Rèanimation
Qi-xiu Bo, Jin-xue Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To observe analgesic effect of scalp acupuncture on labor. METHODS: Seventy primiparae with term pregnancy and monocyesis were randomly divided into scalp acupuncture group treated by acupuncture at the Shengzhi area of scalp, and control group by no treatment. Pain grades before and after scalp acupuncture were evaluated with the pain 4-grade rating criteria stipulated by WHO, and the active stage and the second birth process, the Apgar scores of new-born and postpartum hemorrage amount were compared between the two groups...
September 2006: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
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