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Labor analgesia for pregnant women with spina bifida: what does an obstetrician need to know?
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PMID:  16552599     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Neural tube defects, with a birth incidence of approximately 1/1,000, are the second most common (after congenital heart defects) type of congenital birth defects. The most common clinical presentations of neural tube defects include spina bifida and anencephaly. Spina bifida, which is one of the most common, serious malformations of human structure, is a general term that encompasses a wide range of malformations. With constant improvements in medical and surgical care, and subsequent decreases in spina bifida-related mortality and morbidity many women with these defects are reaching childbearing age. Provision of labor analgesia in pregnant women with spina bifida continues to be a challenge. This manuscript attempts to provide a synopsis of the available literature on labor analgesia in pregnant women with spina bifida.
Krzysztof M Kuczkowski
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2006-03-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of gynecology and obstetrics     Volume:  275     ISSN:  0932-0067     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Gynecol. Obstet.     Publication Date:  2007 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-11-22     Completed Date:  2008-08-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8710213     Medline TA:  Arch Gynecol Obstet     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  53-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anesthesiology, University of California San Diego, 200 W. Arbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92103-8770, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Analgesia, Obstetrical / methods*
Anesthesia, Spinal
Pregnancy Complications*
Spinal Dysraphism* / surgery

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