Chapter

Pre-existing disease

Raman Sivasankar and Sarah Harries

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/9780199572144.003.0014

Series: Oxford Anaesthesia Library

Pre-existing disease

Show Summary Details

Preview

• Anti-retroviral treatment from the second trimester to the postpartum period should be administered to all HIV infected mothers • Planned caesarean section is the safest mode of delivery if viral load is high • Six weeks zidovudine prophylaxis should be administered to all infants of mother sub-optimally treated during pregnancy • HIV is transmitted in breast milk.

Chapter.  3643 words. 

Subjects: Anaesthetics

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.