Preoperative Assessment of the Pregnant Patient Undergoing Nonobstetric Surgery
Publication date: Available online 12 October 2018Source: Anesthesiology ClinicsAuthor(s): Michael P. Webb, Erik M. Helander, Ashley R. Meyn, Trevor Flynn, Richard D. Urman, Alan D. Kaye
Abstract This Pro-Con debate will provide the practitioner with an evidence-based knowledge approach to assist the clinician in determining whether to employ (Pro) or not to employ (Con) this technique in the obstetrical suite for labor analgesia. Nitrous oxide has been used safely in dentistry and medicine for many centuries. However, accumulating preclinical and clinical evidence increasingly suggests previously unrecognized adverse maternal and fetal effects of nitrous oxide, which warrants reconsideration of its use in pregnant women and a more detailed informed consent. Nitrous oxide is associated with metabo...
Conclusion: Variability between jurisdictions was evident, and variability of DOAC use is likely to increase with expanding worldwide uptake. PMID: 31529984 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Starting the night shift and this case came in 2 hours prior to my arrival: 25 yo G1P0 @ 39 week gestation, BMI 77, 210 kg, admitted for attempted IOL for fetal macrosomia and super morbid obesity. PMH: - Likely OSA, PSG scheduled in 3 weeks. Can lie flat and breathe comfortably if awake but sleeps on side at night due to waking up from obstruction. Worse since pregnancy. - Mild intermittent asthma, uses inhaler 1-2x every 2 weeks. Worse since being pregnant. - Chiari 1 malformation dx'd 2... OB Case
CONCLUSION: Clinicians should consider aspiration pneumonitis in the gravid patient who develops acute shortness of breath, even in the absence of active labor or receipt of anesthesia. PMID: 31503154 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
We report our experience with the care of a parturient woman diagnosed with EBS. There is little literature on pregnancy in women with this condition. Special precautions are necessary during diagnostic and therapeutic interventions to avoid bullae formation or exacerbation of existing lesions. Frictional or shearing forces are typically more damaging than compressive forces. Multidisciplinary planning was done for our patient to ensure uneventful labor and delivery. Elective induction of labor was started at 40 weeks of gestation. She eventually underwent a cesarean delivery after failed trial of labor. We present this ...
CONCLUSION For nulliparous women with single-term cephalic pregnancy planning for vaginal delivery, the use of neuraxial analgesia during labour was associated with a reduced risk of maternal depression at 2 years after childbirth. TRIAL REGISTRATION www.chictr.org.cn: ChiCTR-OCH-14004888 and ClinicalTrials.gov: NCT02823418.
CONCLUSION: Our study suggests that multiple sevoflurane exposures in pregnant mice may induce neuronal migration deficits in offspring mice. Additional studies comprising long-term behavioral tests are required to confirm the effects of sevoflurane exposure during pregnancy. PMID: 31499143 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Conclusion: We conclude that IVCCI is not a predictor of PSH in pregnant women undergoing elective cesarean section.
Abstract Giant cell tumor of the tendon sheath (GCTTS) in the foot is a rare pathology and is involved in the differential diagnosis of soft tissue tumors of the foot and ankle. Although it can affect any age group, mainly occurs at the 3rd and 5th decade, with being more common in female. Histopathological examination is a major definitive method for diagnosis, although physical examination and radiological imaging are help-full to reach a diagnosis preoperatively. There are many treatment options but marginal excision is the most commonly used one among them. Here in, A 26-year-old pregnant woman with a multi-fr...
Conclusion: RTs were the most successful and accurate in identifying the cricoid cartilage of parturients among the different groups of professional caregivers.