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Maternal and neonatal blood glucose after crystalloid loading for epidural caesarean section.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6517254     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Serial blood glucose estimations were made in 30 women undergoing elective Caesarean section under epidural anaesthesia, 2 litres of Hartmann's solution having been rapidly infused as a circulatory preload Neonatal blood glucose estimations were made of cord blood at birth and 1 and 2 hours post delivery. A small rise in maternal blood glucose occurred during the period of preloading and time before delivery, which was not statistically significant (p greater than 0.05). There was no biochemical or clinical evidence of neonatal hypoglycaemia. We conclude that despite rapid infusion of non-dextrose crystalloid solution there is neither danger of a relative maternal hypoglycaemia in fasted mothers nor neonatal hypoglycaemia, and offer an argument that even small amounts of dextrose contained in any preloading mixture are unnecessary.
P Thomas; P Buckley; M Fox
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Anaesthesia     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0003-2409     ISO Abbreviation:  Anaesthesia     Publication Date:  1984 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-02-19     Completed Date:  1985-02-19     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370524     Medline TA:  Anaesthesia     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1240-2     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Acid-Base Equilibrium / drug effects
Anesthesia, Epidural*
Anesthesia, Obstetrical*
Blood Glucose / analysis*
Cesarean Section*
Fetal Blood / analysis
Infant, Newborn
Isotonic Solutions / pharmacology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Blood Glucose; 0/Isotonic Solutions; 8022-63-7/Ringer's lactate

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