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Effects of maternal anesthesia in the neonate.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9820561     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
All commonly used anesthetic agents and drugs undergo placental transfer. Understanding the placental transfer of anesthetic drugs and their effects on the neonate is essential for optimal administration of both regional and general anesthesia. Regional anesthesia is decidedly safer for the mother and, when properly performed, actually may be beneficial to the stressed neonate. The healthy neonate also benefits from maternal analgesia during labor and delivery. General anesthesia may result in transient neonatal depression, particularly when delivery is of an emergency nature. The skill and knowledge of the anesthesiologist are more important than the type of anesthesia administered. Therefore, when properly performed, both regional and general anesthesia are quite safe in terms of neonatal outcome.
J G D'Alessio; J Ramanathan
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in perinatology     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0146-0005     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin. Perinatol.     Publication Date:  1998 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-01-07     Completed Date:  1999-01-07     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7801132     Medline TA:  Semin Perinatol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  350-62     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anesthesiology, University of Tennessee, Memphis, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anesthetics / adverse effects*,  pharmacokinetics*
Body Temperature Regulation
Infant, Newborn
Maternal-Fetal Exchange*
Placenta / metabolism
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