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185 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/27131581/neuraxial-analgesia-to-increase-the-success-rate-of-external-cephalic-version-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
Elena Rita Magro-Malosso, Gabriele Saccone, Mariarosaria Di Tommaso, Michele Mele, Vincenzo Berghella
BACKGROUND: External cephalic version is a medical procedure in which the fetus is externally manipulated to assume the cephalic presentation. The use of neuraxial analgesia for facilitating the version has been evaluated in several randomized clinical trials, but its potential effects are still controversial. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of neuraxial analgesia as an intervention to increase the success rate of external cephalic version...
September 2016: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723831/effect-of-intrathecal-bupivacaine-dose-on-the-success-of-external-cephalic-version-for-breech-presentation-a-prospective-randomized-blinded-clinical-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Laurie A Chalifoux, Jeanette R Bauchat, Nicole Higgins, Paloma Toledo, Feyce M Peralta, Jason Farrer, Susan E Gerber, Robert J McCarthy, John T Sullivan
BACKGROUND: Breech presentation is a leading cause of cesarean delivery. The use of neuraxial anesthesia increases the success rate of external cephalic version procedures for breech presentation and reduces cesarean delivery rates for fetal malpresentation. Meta-analysis suggests that higher-dose neuraxial techniques increase external cephalic version success to a greater extent than lower-dose techniques, but no randomized study has evaluated the dose-response effect. We hypothesized that increasing the intrathecal bupivacaine dose would be associated with increased external cephalic version success...
October 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628578/neuraxial-anesthesia-in-obstetric-patients-receiving-thromboprophylaxis-with-unfractionated-or-low-molecular-weight-heparin-a-systematic-review-of-spinal-epidural-hematoma
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REVIEW
Lisa R Leffert, Heloise M Dubois, Alexander J Butwick, Brendan Carvalho, Timothy T Houle, Ruth Landau
Venous thromboembolism remains a major source of morbidity and mortality in obstetrics with an incidence of 29.8/100,000 vaginal delivery hospitalizations; cesarean delivery confers a 4-fold increased risk of thromboembolism when compared with vaginal delivery. Revised national guidelines now stipulate that the majority of women delivering via cesarean and women at risk for ante- or postpartum venous thromboembolism receive mechanical or pharmacological thromboprophylaxis. This practice change has important implications for obstetric anesthesiologists concerned about the risk of spinal epidural hematoma (SEH) among anticoagulated women receiving neuraxial anesthesia...
July 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099429/the-society-for-obstetric-anesthesia-and-perinatology-consensus-statement-on-the-anesthetic-management-of-pregnant-and-postpartum-women-receiving-thromboprophylaxis-or-higher-dose-anticoagulants
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Lisa Leffert, Alexander Butwick, Brendan Carvalho, Katherine Arendt, Shannon M Bates, Alex Friedman, Terese Horlocker, Timothy Houle, Ruth Landau, Heloise Dubois, Roshan Fernando, Tim Houle, Sandra Kopp, Douglas Montgomery, Joseph Pellegrini, Richard Smiley, Paloma Toledo
Venous thromboembolism is recognized as a leading cause of maternal death in the United States. Thromboprophylaxis has been highlighted as a key preventive measure to reduce venous thromboembolism-related maternal deaths. However, the expanded use of thromboprophylaxis in obstetrics will have a major impact on the use and timing of neuraxial analgesia and anesthesia for women undergoing vaginal or cesarean delivery and other obstetric surgeries. Experts from the Society of Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology, the American Society of Regional Anesthesia, and hematology have collaborated to develop this comprehensive, pregnancy-specific consensus statement on neuraxial procedures in obstetric patients receiving thromboprophylaxis or higher dose anticoagulants...
November 1, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926647/central-fetal-monitoring-with-and-without-computer-analysis-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Inês Nunes, Diogo Ayres-de-Campos, Austin Ugwumadu, Pina Amin, Philip Banfield, Antony Nicoll, Simon Cunningham, Paulo Sousa, Cristina Costa-Santos, João Bernardes
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether intrapartum fetal monitoring with computer analysis and real-time alerts decreases the rate of newborn metabolic acidosis or obstetric intervention when compared with visual analysis. METHODS: A randomized clinical trial carried out in five hospitals in the United Kingdom evaluated women with singleton, vertex fetuses of 36 weeks of gestation or greater during labor. Continuous central fetal monitoring by computer analysis and online alerts (experimental arm) was compared with visual analysis (control arm)...
January 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341515/computerised-interpretation-of-fetal-heart-rate-during-labour-infant-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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BACKGROUND: Continuous electronic fetal heart-rate monitoring is widely used during labour, and computerised interpretation could increase its usefulness. We aimed to establish whether the addition of decision-support software to assist in the interpretation of cardiotocographs affected the number of poor neonatal outcomes. METHODS: In this unmasked randomised controlled trial, we recruited women in labour aged 16 years or older having continuous electronic fetal monitoring, with a singleton or twin pregnancy, and at 35 weeks' gestation or more at 24 maternity units in the UK and Ireland...
April 29, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343479/postsurgical-prescriptions-for-opioid-naive-patients-and-association-with-overdose-and-misuse-retrospective-cohort-study
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Gabriel A Brat, Denis Agniel, Andrew Beam, Brian Yorkgitis, Mark Bicket, Mark Homer, Kathe P Fox, Daniel B Knecht, Cheryl N McMahill-Walraven, Nathan Palmer, Isaac Kohane
OBJECTIVE: To quantify the effects of varying opioid prescribing patterns after surgery on dependence, overdose, or abuse in an opioid naive population. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Surgical claims from a linked medical and pharmacy administrative database of 37 651 619 commercially insured patients between 2008 and 2016. PARTICIPANTS: 1 015 116 opioid naive patients undergoing surgery. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Use of oral opioids after discharge as defined by refills and total dosage and duration of use...
January 17, 2018: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339041/factors-influencing-women-s-perceptions-of-shared-decision-making-during-labor-and-delivery-results-from-a-large-scale-cohort-study-of-first-childbirth
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Laura B Attanasio, Katy B Kozhimannil, Kristen H Kjerulff
OBJECTIVE: To examine correlates of shared decision making during labor and delivery. METHODS: Data were from a cohort of women who gave birth to their first baby in Pennsylvania, 2009-2011 (N = 3006). We used logistic regression models to examine the association between labor induction and mode of delivery in relation to women's perceptions of shared decision making, and to investigate race/ethnicity and SES as potential moderators. RESULTS: Women who were Black and who did not have a college degree or private insurance were less likely to report high shared decision making, as well as women who underwent labor induction, instrumental vaginal or cesarean delivery...
January 5, 2018: Patient Education and Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215522/intrauterine-balloon-tamponade-for-severe-postpartum-hemorrhage
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Mathilde Revert, Patrick Rozenberg, Jonathan Cottenet, Catherine Quantin
OBJECTIVE: To compare the rates of invasive procedures (surgical or vascular) for hemorrhage control between a perinatal network that routinely used intrauterine balloon tamponade and another perinatal network that did not in postpartum hemorrhage management. METHODS: This population-based retrospective cohort study included all women (72,529) delivering between 2011 and 2012 in the 19 maternity units in two French perinatal networks: a pilot (in which balloon tamponade was used) and a control network...
December 4, 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330854/combined-spinal-epidural-vs-spinal-anaesthesia-for-caesarean-section-meta-analysis-and-trial-sequential-analysis
#10
REVIEW
M Klimek, R Rossaint, M van de Velde, M Heesen
Combined spinal-epidural and single-shot spinal anaesthesia are both used for caesarean section. It has been claimed in individual trials that combined spinal-epidural is associated with higher sensory spread and greater cardiovascular stability. We set out to gather all available evidence. We performed: a systematic literature search to identify randomised controlled trials comparing combined spinal-epidural with spinal anaesthesia for caesarean section: conventional meta-analysis; trial-sequential analysis; and assessment of trial quality using the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation (GRADE) system...
January 13, 2018: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322504/a-randomised-controlled-trial-comparing-needle-movements-during-combined-spinal-epidural-anaesthesia-with-and-without-ultrasound-assistance
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A Chin, B Crooke, L Heywood, R Brijball, A M Pelecanos, W Abeypala
Ultrasound assistance for neuraxial techniques may improve technical performance; however, it is unclear which populations benefit most. Our study aimed to investigate the efficacy of neuraxial ultrasound in women having caesarean section with combined spinal-epidural anaesthesia, and to identify factors associated with improved technical performance. Two-hundred and eighteen women were randomly allocated to ultrasound-assisted or control groups. All the women had a pre-procedure ultrasound, but only women in the ultrasound group had this information conveyed to the anaesthetist...
January 10, 2018: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324610/risk-factors-for-the-development-of-obstetric-anal-sphincter-injuries-in-modern-obstetric-practice
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Olga Ramm, Victoria G Woo, Yun-Yi Hung, Hsuan-Chih Chen, Miranda L Ritterman Weintraub
OBJECTIVE: To characterize the rate of obstetric anal sphincter injuries and identify key risk factors of obstetric anal sphincter injuries, including duration of the second stage of labor. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study included all singleton, term, cephalic vaginal deliveries within Kaiser Permanente Northern California between January 2013 and December 2014 (N=22,741). Incidence of obstetric anal sphincter injuries, defined as third- or fourth-degree perineal lacerations, was the primary outcome...
January 9, 2018: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319586/the-role-of-the-anesthesiologist-in-preventing-severe-maternal-morbidity-and-mortality
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Emily McQuaid, Lisa R Leffert, Brian T Bateman
Anesthesiologists are responsible for the safe and effective provision of analgesia for labor and anesthesia for cesarean delivery and other obstetric procedures. In addition, obstetric anesthesiologists often have a unique role as the intensivists of the obstetric suite. The anesthesiologist is frequently the clinician with the greatest experience in the acute bedside management of a hemodynamically unstable patient and expertise in life-saving interventions. This review will discuss (1) risks associated with neuraxial and general anesthesia for labor and delivery, and (2) clinical scenarios in which the obstetric anesthesiologist is commonly called upon to function as a "peridelivery intensivist...
January 9, 2018: Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239949/labor-analgesia-as-a-predictor-for-reduced-postpartum-depression-scores-a-retrospective-observational-study
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Grace Lim, Lia M Farrell, Francesca L Facco, Michael S Gold, Ajay D Wasan
BACKGROUND: Using labor, epidural analgesia has been linked to a reduced risk of postpartum depression, but the role of labor pain relief in this association remains unclear. The goal of this study was to test the hypothesis that effective epidural analgesia during labor is associated with reduced postpartum depression symptomatology. METHODS: A single, institutional, retrospective, observational cohort design was chosen. The primary outcome was Edinburgh postnatal depression scale (EPDS) score, measured at the 6-week postpartum visit...
December 11, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233843/cesarean-delivery-rates-among-family-physicians-versus-obstetricians-a-population-based-cohort-study-using-instrumental-variable-methods
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Russell Eric Dawe, Jessica Bishop, Amanda Pendergast, Susan Avery, Kelly Monaghan, Norah Duggan, Kris Aubrey-Bassler
BACKGROUND: Previous research suggests that family physicians have rates of cesarean delivery that are lower than or equivalent to those for obstetricians, but adjustments for risk differences in these analyses may have been inadequate. We used an econometric method to adjust for observed and unobserved factors affecting the risk of cesarean delivery among women attended by family physicians versus obstetricians. METHODS: This retrospective population-based cohort study included all Canadian (except Quebec) hospital deliveries by family physicians and obstetricians between Apr...
December 11, 2017: CMAJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135590/the-analgesic-effect-of-ultrasound-guided-quadratus-lumborum-block-after-cesarean-delivery-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#16
Anders Krohg, Kyrre Ullensvang, Leiv Arne Rosseland, Eldrid Langesæter, Axel R Sauter
BACKGROUND: Landmark and ultrasound-guided transversus abdominis plane blocks have demonstrated an opioid-sparing effect postoperatively after cesarean delivery. The more posterior quadratus lumborum (QL) might provide superior local anesthetic spread to the thoracolumbar fascia and paravertebral space. The aim of our study was to evaluate the efficacy of the QL block after cesarean delivery. METHODS: A randomized, double-blind, controlled trial was performed. Forty parturients undergoing cesarean delivery received bilateral ultrasound-guided QL blocks with either 2 mg/mL ropivacaine or saline postoperatively...
November 10, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128739/childbirth-and-parenting-preparation-in-antenatal-classes
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M Barimani, K Forslund Frykedal, M Rosander, A Berlin
OBJECTIVES: to describe topics (1) presented by midwives' during antenatal classes and the amount of time spent on these topics and (2) raised and discussed by first-time parents and the amount of time spent on these topics. DESIGN: qualitative; data were gathered using video or tape recordings and analysed using a three-pronged content analysis approach, i.e., conventional, summative, and directed analyses. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: 3 antenatal courses in 2 antenatal units in a large Swedish city; 3 midwives; and 34 course participants...
October 31, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125378/type-of-obstetric-anesthesia-administered-and-complications-in-women-with-preeclampsia-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-a-systematic-review
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Soha Sobhy, Kuhan Dharmarajah, David Arroyo-Manzano, Ramesan Navanatnarajah, James Noblet, Javier Zamora, Shakila Thangaratinam
BACKGROUND: Delivery is often expedited with cesarean section, necessitating anesthesia, to prevent complications in women with preeclampsia. Anesthesia-associated risks in these women from low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) are not known. METHODS: We searched major databases (until February 2017) for studies on general vs. regional anesthesia in women with preeclampsia. We summarized the association between outcomes and type of anesthesia using a random effects model and reported as odds ratio (OR) with 95% confidence intervals (95% CIs)...
November 2017: Hypertension in Pregnancy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090735/learning-from-the-law-a-review-of-21%C3%A2-years-of-litigation-for-pain-during-caesarean-section
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K McCombe, D G Bogod
The large majority of caesarean sections in the UK are now carried out under neuraxial anaesthesia. Although this technique is widely accepted as being the safest option in most circumstances, the use of regional anaesthesia increases the risk of patients experiencing intra-operative discomfort or pain. Pain during operative obstetric delivery is the commonest successful negligence claim relating to regional anaesthesia against obstetric anaesthetists in the UK. In the following article, using a database of over 360 cases spanning 21 years, we break down and examine the recurrent components of medicolegal claims concerning pain during caesarean section and consider how anaesthetists might avoid litigation...
November 1, 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097178/delayed-versus-early-umbilical-cord-clamping-for-preterm-infants-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Michael Fogarty, David A Osborn, Lisa Askie, Anna Lene Seidler, Kylie Hunter, Kei Lui, John Simes, William Tarnow-Mordi
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effects of delayed versus early cord clamping on hospital mortality (primary outcome) and morbidity in preterm infants using Cochrane Collaboration Neonatal Review Group methodology. DATA SOURCES: MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials and Chinese articles, cross-referencing citations, expert informants and trial registries to 31 July 2017. STUDY ELIGIBILITY: RCTs of delayed (≥ 30 seconds) vs early (<30 seconds) clamping in infants born <37 weeks gestation...
October 30, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
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