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Neurologic complication of labor analgesia: facts and fiction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14707748     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Regional anesthesia has become a hallmark of modern obstetric anesthesia practice and a paramount technique for labor analgesia. Neurologic complications associated with present-day labor analgesia are thought to be unusual; however, they can occasionally complicate peripartum obstetric and anesthetic management of pregnant patients. To date, no review article in obstetric literature has specifically addressed the issue of possible neurologic anesthetic complications attributed to labor analgesia. Therefore, a series of systemic literature searches (Medline) to identify the articles on neurologic complication of labor analgesia was conducted. This review article summarizes the evidence from published articles on this topic, with particular emphasis on the mechanism of neurologic injury, lidocaine-related transient neurologic symptoms, anticoagulation and vascular compromise, diagnostic evaluation, and prevention of neurologic obstetric anesthesia-related neurologic injury in pregnancy.
Authors:
Krzysztof M Kuczkowski
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrical & gynecological survey     Volume:  59     ISSN:  0029-7828     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol Surv     Publication Date:  2004 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-01-06     Completed Date:  2004-04-08     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401007     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol Surv     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  47-51     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Anesthesiology, UCSD Medical Center, 200 W. Arbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92103-8770, USA. kkuczkowski@ucsd.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Analgesia, Obstetrical / adverse effects*
Anesthesia, Conduction / adverse effects*
Anesthetics, Local / therapeutic use
Female
Humans
Nervous System Diseases / chemically induced*
Pregnancy
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anesthetics, Local

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