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112 papers 100 to 500 followers Articles of interest for anesthesiologist who work with obstetrics either general or subspecialized
By Ron George Anesthesiologist with special interests in Obstetrics, Pain, and Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079587/review-of-the-alternatives-to-epidural-blood-patch-for-treatment-of-postdural-puncture-headache-in-the-parturient
#1
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...
January 10, 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
#2
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/28079555/epidural-labor-analgesia-and-maternal-fever
#3
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/28012862/impact-of-obesity-on-post-dural-puncture-headache
#4
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
#5
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/27884667/persistent-pain-after-caesarean-section-and-its-association-with-maternal-anxiety-and-socioeconomic-background
#6
B Daly, S Young, R Marla, L Riddell, R Junkin, N Weidenhammer, J Dolan, J Kinsella, R Zhang
BACKGROUND: Pain, both from the surgical site, and from other sources such as musculoskeletal backache, can persist after caesarean section. In this study of a predominantly socially deprived population we have sought to prospectively examine the association between antenatal maternal anxiety and socioeconomic background and the development of persistent pain of all sources after caesarean section. METHODS: Demographic details and an anxiety questionnaire were completed by 205 women before elective caesarean section...
October 13, 2016: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885658/early-skin-to-skin-contact-for-mothers-and-their-healthy-newborn-infants
#7
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...
25, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862689/applying-lean-six-sigma-methodology-to-reduce-cesarean-section-rate
#8
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821151/-i-ve-changed-my-mind-mindfulness-based-childbirth-and-parenting-mbcp-for-pregnant-women-with-a-high-level-of-fear-of-childbirth-and-their-partners-study-protocol-of-the-quasi-experimental-controlled-trial
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Irena K Veringa, Esther I de Bruin, Nancy Bardacke, Larissa G Duncan, Francisca J A van Steensel, Carmen D Dirksen, Susan M Bögels
BACKGROUND: Approximately 25 % of pregnant women suffer from a high level of Fear of Childbirth (FoC), as assessed by the Wijma Delivery Expectancy Questionnaire (W-DEQ-A, score ≥66). FoC negatively affects pregnant women's mental health and adaptation to the perinatal period. Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting (MBCP) seems to be potentially effective in decreasing pregnancy-related anxiety and stress. We propose a theoretical model of Avoidance and Participation in Pregnancy, Birth and the Postpartum Period in order to explore FoC and to evaluate the underlying mechanisms of change of MBCP...
November 7, 2016: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822105/the-danish-national-quality-database-for-births
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REVIEW
Charlotte Brix Andersson, Christina Flems, Ulrik Schiøler Kesmodel
AIM OF THE DATABASE: The aim of the Danish National Quality Database for Births (DNQDB) is to measure the quality of the care provided during birth through specific indicators. STUDY POPULATION: The database includes all hospital births in Denmark. MAIN VARIABLES: Anesthesia/pain relief, continuous support for women in the delivery room, lacerations (third and fourth degree), cesarean section, postpartum hemorrhage, establishment of skin-to-skin contact between the mother and the newborn infant, severe fetal hypoxia (proportion of live-born children with neonatal hypoxia), delivery of a healthy child after an uncomplicated birth, and anesthesia in case of cesarean section...
2016: Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831958/anesthetic-and-obstetrical-factors-associated-with-the-effectiveness-of-epidural-analgesia-for-labor-pain-relief-an-observational-population-based-study
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Marie-Pierre Bonnet, Caroline Prunet, Christophe Baillard, Laure Kpéa, Béatrice Blondel, Camille Le Ray
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The effectiveness of labor epidural analgesia is difficult to explore, as it includes the maternal satisfaction with analgesia as well as the overall childbirth experience. In this population-based study, we sought to identify factors associated with the effectiveness of epidural analgesia for labor pain relief. METHODS: We performed a secondary analysis of the 2010 French National Perinatal Survey, a cross-sectional study of a representative sample of births in France...
January 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27717635/dose-response-of-intrathecal-morphine-when-administered-with-intravenous-ketorolac-for-post-cesarean-analgesia-a-two-center-prospective-randomized-blinded-trial
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J S Berger, A Gonzalez, A Hopkins, T Alshaeri, D Jeon, S Wang, R L Amdur, R Smiley
BACKGROUND: The appropriate dose of intrathecal morphine for post-cesarean analgesia is unclear. With the inclusion of routine non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, the required dose of morphine may be significantly less than the 200-300μg common a decade ago. We performed a two-center, prospective, randomized, blinded trial comparing three doses of intrathecal morphine, combined with routine intravenous ketorolac, in 144 healthy women undergoing elective cesarean delivery. METHODS: Patients received an intrathecal injection of hyperbaric bupivacaine 12mg, fentanyl 15μg and a randomized dose of 50, 100, or 150μg morphine in a volume of 2...
December 2016: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749353/building-comprehensive-strategies-for-obstetric-safety-simulation-drills-and-communication
#13
Naola Austin, Sara Goldhaber-Fiebert, Kay Daniels, Julie Arafeh, Veronique Grenon, Dana Welle, Steven Lipman
As pioneers in the field of patient safety, anesthesiologists are uniquely suited to help develop and implement safety strategies to minimize preventable harm on the labor and delivery unit. Most existing obstetric safety strategies are not comprehensive, lack input from anesthesiologists, are designed with a relatively narrow focus, or lack implementation details to allow customization for different units. This article attempts to address these gaps and build more comprehensive strategies by discussing the available evidence and multidisciplinary authors' local experience with obstetric simulation drills and optimization of team communication...
November 2016: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27741203/maternal-and-neonatal-outcomes-with-early-compared-with-delayed-pushing-among-nulliparous-women
#14
Lynn M Yee, Grecio Sandoval, Jennifer Bailit, Uma M Reddy, Ronald J Wapner, Michael W Varner, Steve N Caritis, Mona Prasad, Alan T N Tita, George Saade, Yoram Sorokin, Dwight J Rouse, Sean C Blackwell, Jorge E Tolosa
OBJECTIVE: To describe factors associated with delayed pushing and evaluate the relationship between delayed pushing and perinatal outcomes in nulliparous women with singleton term gestations. METHODS: This was a secondary analysis of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Assessment of Perinatal Excellence cohort of 115,502 women and their neonates born in 25 U.S. hospitals from 2008 to 2011. Nulliparous women with singleton, cephalic, nonanomalous term births who achieved 10-cm cervical dilation were included...
November 2016: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27685468/the-angle-labor-pain-questionnaire-reliability-validity-sensitivity-to-change-and-responsiveness-during-early-active-labor-without-pain-relief
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Pamela Angle, Christine Kurtz Landy, Jasmine Djordjevic, Jon Barrett, Alanna Kibbe, Saiena Sriparamananthan, Yuna Lee, Lydia Hamata, Alex Kiss
OBJECTIVES: The Angle Labor Pain Questionnaire (A-LPQ) is a new, condition-specific, multidimensional psychometric instrument which measures the 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. This study assessed the A-LPQ's test-retest reliability during early active labor without pain relief. METHODS: Two versions of the A-LPQ were randomly administered during 2 test sessions separated by a 20 minute window...
September 28, 2016: Clinical Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27718435/suspected-total-spinal-in-patient-having-emergent-caesarean-section-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#16
H Virgin, E Oddby, J G Jakobsson
INTRODUCTION: Epidural analgesia is commonly used for management of pain during childbirth. Need for emergent Caesarean section e.g. because of signs of foetal distress or lack of progress is however not an uncommon event. In females having an established epidural; general anaesthesia, top-up of the epidural or putting a spinal are all possible options. Dosing of the spinal anaesthesia in females having epidural is a matter of discussion. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We describe a healthy 32 years, 0 para mother in gestation week 36 having labour epidural analgesia but due to foetal distress scheduled for an emergent Caesarean section category 2 that developed upper extremity weakness and respiratory depression after administration of standard dose high density bupivacaine/morphine/fentanyl intrathecal anaesthesia...
2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27628861/the-psychoprophylactic-method-of-painless-childbirth-in-socialist-czechoslovakia-from-state-propaganda-to-activism-of-enthusiasts
#17
Ema Hrešanová
This paper explores the history of the 'psychoprophylactic method of painless childbirth' in socialist Czechoslovakia, in particular, in the Czech and Moravian regions of the country, showing that it substantially differs from the course that the method took in other countries. This non-pharmacological method of pain relief originated in the USSR and became well known as the Lamaze method in western English-speaking countries. Use of the method in Czechoslovakia, however, followed a very different path from both the West, where its use was refined mainly outside the biomedical frame, and the USSR, where it ceased to be pursued as a scientific method in the 1950s after Stalin's death...
October 2016: Medical History
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27378709/a-retrospective-review-of-an-epidural-blood-patch-database-the-incidence-of-epidural-blood-patch-associated-with-obstetric-neuraxial-anesthetic-techniques-and-the-effect-of-blood-volume-on-efficacy
#18
J L Booth, P H Pan, J A Thomas, L C Harris, R D'Angelo
BACKGROUND: The optimal volume of blood required to treat post-dural puncture headache remains in question. In our institution a target volume of 30mL is used for an epidural blood patch unless the patient experiences pain during injection. METHODS: The institutional database was retrospectively reviewed for epidural blood patch and delivery statistics over a 15-year period to determine if the volume of blood administered during the procedure directly correlated with the number of epidural blood patches administered...
June 3, 2016: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27555314/the-virtual-obstetrical-intensive-care-unit-providing%C3%A2-critical-care-for-contemporary-obstetrics-in%C3%A2-nontraditional%C3%A2-locations
#19
Michael P Leovic, Hailey N Robbins, Michael R Foley, Roman S Starikov
Management of the critically ill pregnant patient presents a clinical dilemma in which there are sparse objective data to determine the optimal setting for provision of high-quality care to these patients. This clinical scenario will continue to present a challenge for providers as the chronic illness and comorbid conditions continue to become more commonly encountered in the obstetric population. Various care models exist across a broad spectrum of facilities that are characterized by differing levels of resources; however, no studies have identified which model provides the highest level of care and patient safety while maintaining a reasonable degree of cost-effectiveness...
December 2016: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27574464/managing-anesthesia-for-cesarean-section-in-obese-patients-current-perspectives
#20
REVIEW
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
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