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Labour Analgesia

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174 papers 100 to 500 followers A collection from an obstetric anesthesiologist with an interest in patient centred analgesia and new modalities
By Ron George Anesthesiologist with special interests in Obstetrics, Pain, and Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303340/the-influence-of-the-systematic-birth-preparation-program-on-childbirth-satisfaction
#1
Aysu Akca, Aytul Corbacioglu Esmer, Eser Sefik Ozyurek, Arife Aydin, Nazli Korkmaz, Husnu Gorgen, Ozgur Akbayir
PURPOSE: The primary purpose of this study was to assess the influence of a systematic multidisciplinary birth preparation program on satisfaction with childbirth experience. A secondary aim was to detect factors that affect the childbirth satisfaction. METHODS: In this prospective study, 77 pregnant women who completed the 4-month birth preparation program (Group 1) and 75 women in the control group (Group 2) were asked to fill out two questionnaires with face-to-face interviews within 48 h after labor...
March 16, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284877/midwifery-continuity-of-carer-in-an-area-of-high-socio-economic-disadvantage-in-london-a-retrospective-analysis-of-albany-midwifery-practice-outcomes-using-routine-data-1997-2009
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Caroline Se Homer, Nicky Leap, Nadine Edwards, Jane Sandall
OBJECTIVE: in 1997, The Albany Midwifery Practice was established within King's College Hospital NHS Trust in a South East London area of high social disadvantage. The Albany midwives provided continuity of care to around 216 women per year, including those with obstetric, medical or social risk factors. In 2009, the Albany Midwifery Practice was closed in response to concerns about safety, amidst much publicity and controversy. The aim of this evaluation was to examine trends and outcomes for all mothers and babies who received care from the practice from 1997-2009...
February 27, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235511/increasing-body-mass-index-predicts-increasing-difficulty-failure-rate-and-time-to-discovery-of-failure-of-epidural-anesthesia-in-laboring-patients
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Ayse O Kula, Matthias L Riess, Elizabeth H Ellinas
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Obese parturients both greatly benefit from neuraxial techniques, and may represent a technical challenge to obstetric anesthesiologists. Several studies address the topic of obesity and neuraxial analgesia in general, but few offer well described definitions or rates of "difficulty" and "failure" of labor epidural analgesia. Providing those definitions, we hypothesized that increasing body mass index (BMI) is associated with negative outcomes in both categories and increased time needed for epidural placement...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27406639/complementary-therapies-for-labour-and-birth-study-a-randomised-controlled-trial-of-antenatal-integrative-medicine-for-pain-management-in-labour
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Kate M Levett, C A Smith, A Bensoussan, H G Dahlen
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of an antenatal integrative medicine education programme in addition to usual care for nulliparous women on intrapartum epidural use. DESIGN: Open-label, assessor blind, randomised controlled trial. SETTING: 2 public hospitals in Sydney, Australia. POPULATION: 176 nulliparous women with low-risk pregnancies, attending hospital-based antenatal clinics. METHODS AND INTERVENTION: The Complementary Therapies for Labour and Birth protocol, based on the She Births and acupressure for labour and birth courses, incorporated 6 evidence-based complementary medicine techniques: acupressure, visualisation and relaxation, breathing, massage, yoga techniques, and facilitated partner support...
July 12, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221178/non-neuraxial-labor-analgesia-options
#5
John C Markley, Mark D Rollins
Although it is the most effective method to treat labor pain, neuraxial analgesia may be undesired, contraindicated, unsuccessful, or unavailable. Providing safe choices for labor pain relief is a central goal of health care providers alike. Consequently, knowledge of the efficacy, clinical implementation, and side effects of various non-neuraxial strategies is needed to provide appropriate options for laboring patients. In addition to nonpharmacologic alternatives, inhaled nitrous oxide and systemic opioids represent two broad classes of non-neuraxial pharmacologic labor analgesia most commonly available...
February 17, 2017: Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202311/anesthetic-considerations-for-labor-and-delivery-in-women-with-cerebrospinal-fluid-shunts
#6
S Rajagopalan, S Gopinath, V T Trinh, S Chandrasekhar
BACKGROUND: The anesthetic management of labor and delivery in pregnant women with cerebrospinal fluid shunts can be challenging. We conducted a literature review to understand the anesthetic implications in pregnant women with cerebrospinal fluid shunts. METHODS: We searched PubMed, EMBASE, and Medline databases to identify reports of pregnant women with cerebrospinal fluid shunts during the 30-year period from 1985 to 2015. Twenty-four studies reporting anesthetic techniques for labor and delivery were included in the analyses...
January 16, 2017: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131113/epidural-analgesia-for-labor-continuous-infusion-versus-programmed-intermittent-bolus
#7
REVIEW
Onyi C Onuoha
Despite the traditional practice to maintain labor analgesia with a combination of continuous epidural infusion and patient-controlled epidural analgesia using an automated epidural pump; compelling data now shows that bolus injection through the epidural catheter may result in better distribution of anesthetic solution in the epidural space. The programmed intermittent epidural bolus technique is proposed as a better maintenance mode and may represent a more effective mode of maintaining epidural analgesia for labor, especially prolonged labor...
March 2017: Anesthesiology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079587/review-of-the-alternatives-to-epidural-blood-patch-for-treatment-of-postdural-puncture-headache-in-the-parturient
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Daniel Katz, Yaakov Beilin
Labor neuraxial anesthesia is commonly used in the parturient, and postdural puncture headache is the most common complication of the technique. Although epidural blood patch is the best treatment, there are some patients in whom this treatment is refused or contraindicated. The goal of this article is to review the efficacy of the most studied alternate modalities to treat postdural puncture headache. This will include a discussion of the various oral or intravenous therapies and the non-blood-containing epidural injections...
April 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870737/the-influence-of-body-mass-index-on-sensorimotor-block-and-vasopressor-requirement-during-spinal-anesthesia-for-elective-cesarean-delivery
#9
T C Ngaka, J F Coetzee, R A Dyer
BACKGROUND: It has been suggested that the dose requirement for spinal anesthesia (SA) is lower in obese patients for cesarean delivery (CD). In this prospective, observational, noninferiority study, we tested the hypothesis that obesity would not have a clinically important effect on vasopressor requirements or block height. METHODS: Two groups of 25 parturients, group O (body mass index [BMI] >40 kg/m) and group N (BMI <32 kg/m) requiring elective CD were recruited...
December 2016: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27380107/combined-spinal-epidural-technique-for-labor-analgesia-does-not-delay-recognition-of-epidural-catheter-failures-a-single-center-retrospective-cohort-survival-analysis
#10
Jessica M Booth, Joshua C Pan, Vernon H Ross, Gregory B Russell, Lynne C Harris, Peter H Pan
BACKGROUND: It is unclear whether recognition of epidural catheter failures is delayed with combined spinal epidural technique (CSE) compared to traditional epidural technique (EPID) when used for labor analgesia. The authors hypothesized that recognition of failed catheters is not delayed by CSE. METHODS: Anesthetic, obstetric, and quality assurance records from 2,395 labor neuraxial procedures (1,440 CSE and 955 EPID) performed at Forsyth Medical Center (Winston-Salem, North Carolina) between June 30 and December 31, 2012, were retrospectively analyzed...
September 2016: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079555/epidural-labor-analgesia-and-maternal-fever
#11
Emily E Sharpe, Katherine W Arendt
Women receiving an epidural for labor analgesia are at increased risk for intrapartum fever. This relationship has been supported by observational, before and after, and randomized controlled trials. The etiology is not well understood but is likely a result of noninfectious inflammation as studies have found women with fever have higher levels of inflammatory markers. Maternal pyrexia may change obstetric management and women are more likely to receive antibiotics or undergo cesarean delivery. Maternal pyrexia is associated with adverse neonatal outcomes...
January 10, 2017: Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068948/women-s-preferences-for-childbirth-experiences-in-the-republic-of-ireland-a-mixed-methods-study
#12
Patricia Larkin, Cecily M Begley, Declan Devane
BACKGROUND: How women experience childbirth is acknowledged as critical to the postnatal wellbeing of mother and baby. However there is a knowledge deficit in identifying the important elements of these experiences in order to enhance care. This study elicits women's preferences for the most important elements of their childbirth experiences. METHODS: A mixed methods design was used. An initial qualitative phase (reported previously) was followed by a second quantitative one using a discrete choice experiment (DCE), which is reported on here...
January 10, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067707/dural-puncture-epidural-technique-improves-labor-analgesia-quality-with-fewer-side-effects-compared-with-epidural-and-combined-spinal-epidural-techniques-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#13
Anthony Chau, Carolina Bibbo, Chuan-Chin Huang, Kelly G Elterman, Eric C Cappiello, Julian N Robinson, Lawrence C Tsen
BACKGROUND: The dural puncture epidural (DPE) technique is a modification of the combined spinal epidural (CSE) technique, where a dural perforation is created from a spinal needle but intrathecal medication administration is withheld. The DPE technique has been shown to improve caudal spread of analgesia compared with epidural (EPL) technique without the side effects observed with the CSE technique. We hypothesized that the onset of labor analgesia would follow this order: CSE > DPE > EPL techniques...
February 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012862/impact-of-obesity-on-post-dural-puncture-headache
#14
J Song, T Zhang, A Choy, A Penaco, V Joseph
INTRODUCTION: Previous studies have suggested an inverse relationship between obesity and development of dural puncture headache following spinal anesthesia. However, few have investigated the relationship between obesity and headaches after accidental dural puncture with an epidural needle. This study explored whether obesity has any association with headaches following an accidental dural puncture. METHODS: Records of patients who received epidural analgesia for labor and vaginal delivery between January 2011 and June 2015 were reviewed...
October 29, 2016: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26832926/side-effects-and-efficacy-of-neuraxial-opioids-in-pregnant-patients-at-delivery-a-comprehensive-review
#15
REVIEW
Sarah Armstrong, Roshan Fernando
Neuraxial opioids are an integral part of obstetric anaesthesia and have contributed to greatly improved analgesia for labour and caesarean delivery, both intraoperatively and postoperatively. Despite these advantages, neuraxial opioids may be associated with a number of side effects, some of which (such as respiratory depression), although rare, may be associated with significant morbidity and mortality. The risk of respiratory depression appears to be increased with less lipophilic opioids such as morphine but can be reduced with careful patient selection and monitoring...
May 2016: Drug Safety: An International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Drug Experience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885658/early-skin-to-skin-contact-for-mothers-and-their-healthy-newborn-infants
#16
REVIEW
Elizabeth R Moore, Nils Bergman, Gene C Anderson, Nancy Medley
BACKGROUND: Mother-infant separation post birth is common. In standard hospital care, newborn infants are held wrapped or dressed in their mother's arms, placed in open cribs or under radiant warmers. Skin-to-skin contact (SSC) begins ideally at birth and should last continually until the end of the first breastfeeding. SSC involves placing the dried, naked baby prone on the mother's bare chest, often covered with a warm blanket. According to mammalian neuroscience, the intimate contact inherent in this place (habitat) evokes neuro-behaviors ensuring fulfillment of basic biological needs...
November 25, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870739/performance-of-the-angle-labor-pain-questionnaire-during-initiation-of-epidural-analgesia-in-early-active-labor
#17
Pamela J Angle, Christine Kurtz Landy, Jasmine Djordjevic, Jon Barrett, Alanna Kibbe, Saiena Sriparamananthan, Yuna Lee, Lydia Hamata, Pearl Zaki, Alex Kiss
BACKGROUND: The Angle Labor Pain Questionnaire (A-LPQ) is a new, 22-item multidimensional psychometric questionnaire that measures the 5 most important dimensions of women's childbirth pain experiences using 5 subscales: The Enormity of the Pain, Fear/Anxiety, Uterine Contraction Pain, Birthing Pain, and Back Pain/Long Haul. Previous work showed that the A-LPQ has overall good psychometric properties and performance during early active labor in women without pain relief. The current study assessed the tool's sensitivity to change during initiation of labor epidural analgesia with the standardized response mean (SRM, primary outcome)...
December 2016: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871590/does-nitrous-oxide-labor-analgesia-influence-the-pattern-of-neuraxial-analgesia-usage-an-impact-study-at-an-academic-medical-center
#18
Lesley E Bobb, Michaela K Farber, Catherine McGovern, William Camann
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To compare the rate of epidural use before and after the implementation of nitrous oxide (N2O). DESIGN: Data were obtained from a nursing database of N2O usage and our obstetric anesthesia database. We compared 8 months before and 8 months after the introduction of N2O. It was available 24 h/d, 7 d/wk, consistent with neuraxial analgesia availability. Epidural utilization before and after introduction of N2O was compared using χ(2) analysis. SETTING: Labor and delivery floor...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855515/influence-of-obstetrical-events-on-satisfaction-and-anxiety-during-childbirth-a-prospective-longitudinal-study
#19
Lucia Floris, Olivier Irion, Delphine Courvoisier
The aim of this study was to investigate the feelings of anxiety and satisfaction among 79 primiparas who had uncomplicated pregnancies, at the time of hospital admission and after birth, considering the mode of delivery, analgesia, and pain levels. Questionnaires were completed at admission to the hospital and two months after delivery, using the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) state scale and the Labour Agentry Scale. The mean (SD) STAI state score was higher at admission (36.7 (10.7)) than 4 months after childbirth (32...
November 17, 2016: Psychology, Health & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862689/applying-lean-six-sigma-methodology-to-reduce-cesarean-section-rate
#20
Ze-Ying Chai, Hua-Min Hu, Xiu-Ling Ren, Bao-Jin Zeng, Ling-Zhi Zheng, Feng Qi
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to reduce cesarean section rate and increase rate of vaginal delivery. METHODS: By using Lean Six Sigma (LSS) methodology, the cesarean section rate was investigated and analyzed through a 5-phase roadmap consisting of Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control. The principal causes of cesarean section were identified, improvement measures were implemented, and the rate of cesarean section before and after intervention was compared...
November 14, 2016: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
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