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Anaesthetic technique for elective caesarean section and neurobehavioural status of newborns.
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PMID:  15636857     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Ninety healthy parturients undergoing elective caesarean section were randomly allocated to receive either general (n = 30), epidural (n = 30) or spinal (n = 30) anaesthesia. Acid-base status, Apgar score and neurobehavioural status, using the neurologic and adaptive capacity scoring (NACS) system, were studied in the newborn. Apgar scores and acid-base parameters were similar in all the three groups. NACS testing revealed significantly more vigorous babies in the spinal anaesthesia group than in the other two groups at 15 min and 2 h interval after delivery, despite a higher incidence of maternal hypotension. We conclude that newborns tend to have a better neurobehavioural status in the early post-delivery period if their mothers receive spinal anaesthesia rather than general or epidural anaesthesia for caesarean section.
J Mahajan; R P Mahajan; M M Singh; N K Anand
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of obstetric anesthesia     Volume:  2     ISSN:  0959-289X     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Obstet Anesth     Publication Date:  1993  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-01-07     Completed Date:  2006-01-31     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9200430     Medline TA:  Int J Obstet Anesth     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  89-93     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Neonatology and Paediatrics, Safdarjang Hospital, New Delhi, India.
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