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Ehlers danlos syndrome, dysautonomia, pots

Emmanouil Grigoriou, Jeffrey R Boris, John P Dormans
BACKGROUND: Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) is the most common of several types of dysautonomia, characterized by dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system manifesting with symptoms of orthostatic intolerance with or without associated orthostatic hypotension and excessive autonomic excitation. Given the numerous presenting musculoskeletal symptoms of POTS and its known associations with other clinical entities like Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, POTS constitutes an unusual treatment challenge of which the orthopaedic surgeon and other related healthcare providers should be aware...
February 2015: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
T L Jones, C Ng
We report the use of regional anaesthesia for elective caesarean section in a primigravida with hypermobility type Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (type III) associated with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. Single-shot spinal anaesthesia was performed after failed epidural anaesthesia. This genotype, although generally associated with fewer antenatal and peripartum complications, is more likely than other types to display dysautonomia and orthostatic intolerance. This requires careful management for delivery...
October 2008: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
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