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Pain management in the critically ill obstetric patient.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9929795     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Safe and successful pain management in pregnant women requires an understanding of the normal physiologic changes of pregnancy. Some hemodynamic changes of labor and delivery are attenuated by effective epidural analgesia. The ideal analgesic agent for laboring parturients should produce a rapid onset of analgesia that lasts throughout labor without any adverse effect on the mother or fetus. There is no ideal analgesic for pain relief in labor. The physiologic changes of labor and delivery are reviewed, together with commonly used analgesic techniques. Special emphasis is placed on critically ill obstetric patients with concomitant cardiac disease.
C Jayasinghe; N H Blass
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Critical care clinics     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0749-0704     ISO Abbreviation:  Crit Care Clin     Publication Date:  1999 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-05-07     Completed Date:  1999-05-07     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8507720     Medline TA:  Crit Care Clin     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  201-28, viii     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anesthesiology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Analgesia, Obstetrical / methods*
Analgesics / administration & dosage,  pharmacokinetics
Anesthesia, Obstetrical / methods*
Cardiovascular Physiological Phenomena
Critical Care / methods*
Pain, Postoperative / prevention & control
Pregnancy / physiology*
Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular
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