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Respiratory effects of spinal anaesthesia for caesarean section.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9038445     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report the changes observed in a number of pulmonary function tests performed on 36 patients undergoing Caesarean section under spinal anaesthesia. The tests comprised peak expiratory flow, forced expiratory volume in one second, forced vital capacity, forced expiratory volume in one second to forced vital capacity ratio and the maximal mid-expiratory flow. Significant changes occurred that are consistent with a restrictive ventilatory defect. These changes persisted for four hours after the induction of spinal anaesthesia. Administration of 35% oxygen by facemask failed to change significantly fetal umbilical vein pH or partial pressure of oxygen.
M C Kelly; K T Fitzpatrick; D A Hill
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Anaesthesia     Volume:  51     ISSN:  0003-2409     ISO Abbreviation:  Anaesthesia     Publication Date:  1996 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-03-07     Completed Date:  1997-03-07     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370524     Medline TA:  Anaesthesia     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1120-2     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Anaesthetics, Belfast City Hospital.
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MeSH Terms
Anesthesia, Obstetrical*
Anesthesia, Spinal*
Anesthetics, Local / pharmacology
Bupivacaine / pharmacology
Carbon Dioxide / blood
Cesarean Section*
Fetal Blood / metabolism
Hydrogen-Ion Concentration
Oxygen / blood,  pharmacology
Partial Pressure
Respiratory Mechanics / drug effects*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anesthetics, Local; 124-38-9/Carbon Dioxide; 2180-92-9/Bupivacaine; 7782-44-7/Oxygen

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