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Complications of general anaesthesia

Stephen Morris and Eugène Zoumenou

in Obstetric Anaesthesia for Developing Countries

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199572144
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199607488 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199572144.003.0013

Series: Oxford Anaesthesia Library

Complications of general anaesthesia

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• Successful management of anaphylaxis relies upon rapid recognition and supportive treatment • Awareness is common during general anesthesia (GA) for caesarean section and it is essential that there is adequate depth of anaesthesia throughout surgery • Pregnant women are at risk of gastric aspiration during GA but can be minimized by greater use of regional anaesthesia • All women for GA should have their airways assessed for potential difficult intubation • The anaesthetic practitioner should have a well practiced algorithm for managing a difficult/failed intubation.

Chapter.  2731 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Anaesthetics

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