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Complications of obstetric anaesthesia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17019109     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The present review addresses common and rare, but potentially severe complications of obstetric anaesthesia. Although several recent randomized and controlled studies on the prevention of spinal hypotension have been reported, the incidence of neurological complications caused by neuraxial blocks is estimated primarily from the results of retrospective investigations and case reports. In order to avoid potential risks in obstetrics, however, vigilance and close monitoring of the patient are critical. The adoption of published recommendations (e.g. those regarding regional techniques and coagulopathy, and difficult airway management) may help to improve the outcome for mother and child.
Authors:
U M Stamer; H Wulf
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current opinion in anaesthesiology     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0952-7907     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Opin Anaesthesiol     Publication Date:  2001 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-10-04     Completed Date:  2007-06-19     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8813436     Medline TA:  Curr Opin Anaesthesiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  317-22     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany. ulrike.stamer@ukb.uni-bonn.de
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