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Acquired heart disease

Linzi Peacock and Rachel Hignett.

in Oxford Textbook of Obstetric Anaesthesia

September 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anaesthetics; Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 16100 words.

Heart disease in pregnancy is a leading cause of maternal death worldwide. In the United Kingdom and United States, heart disease in pregnancy is the commonest cause of maternal death. In...

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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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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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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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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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Anesthesia for Cesarean Delivery

Michael J. Paech.

in Obstetric Anesthesia

April 2011; p ublished online August 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anaesthetics; Obstetrics. 21491 words.

In chapter 4 we discuss Anesthesia for Cesarean Delivery, including an What to Tell the Woman, Obtaining Consent for Anesthesia, Patient Preparation, Monitoring, Spinal Anesthesia, Epidural...

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Anesthesia for Surgery During and After Pregnancy

Michael J. Paech, Robert D’Angelo and Laura S. Dean.

in Obstetric Anesthesia

April 2011; p ublished online August 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anaesthetics; Obstetrics. 4369 words.

In chapter 6 we discuss Anesthesia for Surgery During and After Pregnancy, including an Anesthesia for Reproductive Technologies, Anesthesia in Early Pregnancy, Anesthesia in Later...

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Antenatal and intrapartum fetal evaluation

Yves Jacquemyn and Anneke Kwee.

in Oxford Textbook of Obstetric Anaesthesia

September 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anaesthetics; Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 12006 words.

Antenatal and intrapartum fetal monitoring aim to identify the beginning of the process of fetal hypoxia before irreversible fetal damage has taken place. Fetal movement counting by the...

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