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The influence of the mode of anaesthesia in the incidence of neonatal morbidity after an elective caesarean section.
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PMID:  16761529     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE OF INVESTIGATION: We conducted a study of all the cases of elective caesarean section over a three-year period from 1 July 2001 to 30 June 2004, with the aim to compare general, epidural and spinal anaesthesia in respect to the incidence of neonatal respiratory morbidity. METHODS: It is an area-based retrospective study of all mothers who underwent elective caesarean section and delivered singleton infants at term gestation. Neonatal respiratory morbidity was recorded and compared between infants delivered with different anaesthetic techniques for caesarean section and those delivered vaginally. RESULTS: The rates of documented respiratory morbididy did not relate significantly to the anaesthesia mode (p > 0.05). Infants who were delivered at term by elective caesarean section were more likely to have respiratory problems than those who were delivered vaginally (8.1% vs 1.3%), p < 0.001). CONCLUSION: The different anaesthesia techniques in elective caesarean section do not seem to influence neonatal respiratory morbidity.
J Sigalas; G Galazios; I Tsikrikoni; M Scordala; T Vogiatjaki; P I Spanopoulou; P Tsikouras
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical and experimental obstetrics & gynecology     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0390-6663     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  2006  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-06-09     Completed Date:  2006-10-19     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7802110     Medline TA:  Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  10-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neonatology & NICU University General Hospital, Alexandroupolis, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Analysis of Variance
Anesthesia, Epidural / adverse effects
Anesthesia, General / adverse effects
Anesthesia, Obstetrical / adverse effects*,  methods
Anesthesia, Spinal / adverse effects
Cesarean Section / adverse effects*
Gestational Age
Infant, Newborn
Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Newborn / epidemiology,  etiology*
Respiratory Insufficiency / epidemiology,  etiology*
Retrospective Studies
Surgical Procedures, Elective

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