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Adjuvant drugs in neuraxial anaesthesia

Catherine Cromey and Susan Catling.

in Oxford Textbook of Obstetric Anaesthesia

September 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anaesthetics; Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 15766 words.

The addition of adjuvants to local anaesthetics for use in labour epidurals or for intrathecal administration is common practice in obstetric anaesthesia. This chapter provides an overview...

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The aetiology and management of hypotension during spinal anaesthesia for caesarean delivery

Robert A. Dyer, Michelle J. Arcache and Eldrid Langesaeter.

in Oxford Textbook of Obstetric Anaesthesia

September 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anaesthetics; Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 13858 words.

The management of hypotension during spinal anaesthesia for caesarean delivery remains a challenge for anaesthesiologists. Close control of maternal haemodynamics is of great importance for...

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Algorithms for Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Edited by Sambit Mukhopadhyay, Edward Morris and Sabaratnam Arulkumaran.

July 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Book. Subjects: Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 336 pages.

Algorithms in Obstetrics and Gynaecology presents the core knowledge needed to tackle all situations in obstetrics and gynaecology, in a structured fashion. All algorithms are designed to...

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Alternative neural blocks for labour analgesia

Outi Palomäki and Petri Volmanen.

in Oxford Textbook of Obstetric Anaesthesia

September 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anaesthetics; Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 7692 words.

Although neuraxial analgesia is available to the majority of parturients in developed countries, alternative neural blocks for labour analgesia are needed for medical, individual, and...

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Amenorrhoea

Sambit Mukhopadhyay, Edward Morris and Sabaratnam Arulkumaran.

in Algorithms for Obstetrics and Gynaecology

July 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 930 words.

This chapter covers several key learning points, including investigations for primary amenorrhoea which should be undertaken earlier in the absence of other features of puberty,...

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Amniotic fluid embolism (anaphylactoid syndrome of pregnancy)

John A. Anderson, Pierre-Antoine Laloë and Derek J. Tuffnell.

in Oxford Textbook of Obstetric Anaesthesia

September 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anaesthetics; Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 4860 words.

Amniotic fluid embolus (AFE) is a rare occurrence but consistently remains one of the leading causes of maternal death in the developed world each year. Incidence in the United Kingdom is...

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Anaemia in pregnancy

Sambit Mukhopadhyay, Edward Morris and Sabaratnam Arulkumaran.

in Algorithms for Obstetrics and Gynaecology

July 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 539 words.

This chapter covers the physiology of haematological changes in pregnancy, antenatal management of severe anaemia, and careful peripartum management to reduce risk of haemorrhage.

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Anaesthesia for caesarean section

Desikan Rangarajan and Paul Howell.

in Textbook of Caesarean Section

April 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 9820 words.

An understanding of the role of the obstetric anaesthetist during the peripartum period will empower the obstetrician to better coordinate multidisciplinary care tailored to the individual....

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Anaesthesia for non-obstetric surgery

Vegard Dahl and Ulrich J. Spreng.

in Oxford Textbook of Obstetric Anaesthesia

September 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anaesthetics; Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 8580 words.

Anaesthesia for non-obstetric reasons is performed in 1–2% of all pregnant women. Although the chances of complications like miscarriage, preterm labour, and abortion are higher when...

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Anatomic and Physiologic Changes of Pregnancy

Laura S. Dean and Robert D’Angelo.

in Obstetric Anesthesia

April 2011; p ublished online August 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anaesthetics; Obstetrics. 2799 words.

In chapter 2 we discuss Anatomic and Physiologic Changes of Pregnancy, including an introduction, cardiovascular, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, renal, hepatic and gallbladder, glucose...

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