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Pulmonary edema after ritodrine therapy during pregnancy and subsequent cesarean section with epidural anesthesia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14998194     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Ritodrine, a beta-sympathicomimetic drug that is frequently used for the prevention of preterm birth. Preterm delivery is an important cause of low birth weight. One of the most important side-effects of ritodrine is pulmonary edema. In patients developing pulmonary edema after ritodrine therapy, aggressive fluid resuscitation during the operation period should be avoided. Successful epidural anesthesia can be achieved with a slow-onset epidural block after moderate fluid infusion. We report the management of a pregnant patient developing pulmonary edema after ritodrine therapy and undergoing cesarean section with epidural anesthesia.
S Karaman; O Ozcan; F Akercan; M C Terek; M S Yucebilgin; V Firat
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical and experimental obstetrics & gynecology     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0390-6663     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  2004  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-03-04     Completed Date:  2004-04-13     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7802110     Medline TA:  Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  67-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation, Ege University Hospital, Izmir, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Anesthesia, Epidural
Cesarean Section
Pregnancy Complications / chemically induced*
Pulmonary Edema / chemically induced*
Ritodrine / adverse effects*,  therapeutic use
Sympathomimetics / adverse effects*,  therapeutic use
Tocolysis / adverse effects*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Sympathomimetics; 26652-09-5/Ritodrine

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