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Neuroanesthesia for the pregnant woman.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18635488     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Neuroanesthesia for the pregnant patient is required infrequently, and evidence-based recommendations for neuroanesthetic management are sparse. We present a framework for a practical approach to anesthesia of the pregnant patient with subarachnoid or intracerebral hemorrhage, intracranial tumor, traumatic brain injury, spinal tumor, or spinal injury. The importance of a team-approach is emphasized. The anesthesiologist may have to anesthetize the pregnant patient for neurosurgery well before delivery, for cesarean delivery at the time of the neurosurgical procedure, or for delivery after neurosurgery. These scenarios are discussed along with fetal safety and anesthetic considerations for interventional neuroradiology.
Lars Peter Wang; Michael James Paech
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Anesthesia and analgesia     Volume:  107     ISSN:  1526-7598     ISO Abbreviation:  Anesth. Analg.     Publication Date:  2008 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-07-18     Completed Date:  2008-08-21     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1310650     Medline TA:  Anesth Analg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  193-200     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine, Royal Perth Hospital, Wellington Street, Perth, WA 6000, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Anesthesia / methods*
Brain Injuries / surgery
Brain Neoplasms / surgery
Cerebral Hemorrhage
Fluid Therapy
Intracranial Pressure
Monitoring, Intraoperative
Neurosurgical Procedures / methods*
Pain, Postoperative / therapy
Pregnancy Complications / surgery*
Preoperative Care
Vasospasm, Intracranial / therapy

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