Medical device used during labour falls out of patient 10 weeks later

A B.C. woman suffered severe pain after a medical device was left inside her after an emergency C-section. Research shows she's not alone — Canada leaves more surgical instruments like sponges, needles and clamps inside patients than any other developed country.
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Conclusions: Spinal anesthesia with a median or paramedian approach at cesarean section has no effect on the incidence of PDPH, but we believe that there has been a need for further studies with larger or different patient populations.
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - Category: Rural Health Authors: Source Type: research
Abstract A 27-year-old woman with sudden back pain was transported to our hospital. Abdominal ultrasonography revealed pregnancy of 28 weeks ’ gestation. Computed tomography demonstrated a type A aortic dissection. Because of progressive fetal deterioration, an emergency cesarean section was forced to perform. The next day, simple hysterectomy followed by an aortic procedure was completed. Valve-sparing aortic replacement and total arch replacement were employed as central operations. The mother and baby are well 9 months postoperatively. Although the strategy for acute type A aortic dissection during pregnancy is co...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
We present the case of a pregnant woman admitted for sudden and severe abdominal pain at 34 weeks gestation. Her previous medical history included endometriosis suspected by clinical symptoms and ultrasound. During cesarean section, performed by sustained fetal bradycardia, a large volume hemoperitoneum and multiple hemorrhagic foci in the posterior uterine wall were detected. Although rare, spontaneous hemoperitoneum may occur in pregnancy, especially in women with endometriosis. Thus, a prompt suspicion and expedite intervention are needed to improve maternal and fetal outcomes. PMID: 31703187 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research
ConclusionsDill seed could be used as an effective treatment to reduce anxiety during labor. Dill seed can be effective in reducing the length of labor. Due to lack of maternal and fetal complications, the boiled dill seed could also be used to reduce cesarean section rates in women who are fearful and anxious of delivery. (RCT Code: IRCT201607177065N2)
Source: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionWe report a case of CSP that, following an initial apparently “successful” treatment with methotrexate, required surgical management due to heavy bleeding.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
This study aimed to evaluate the effect of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) on immediate postpartum pain relief during cesarean section. A randomized, parallel controlled trial was carried out. In total, 88 women with immediate postpartum were divided into 4 groups: control group (n = 22), placebo group (n = 22), experimental group I (n = 22, dose of 4 J/cm2), and experimental group II (n = 22, dose of 2 J/cm2). The pain measured by Numeric Rating Scale (NRS), algometry, and Global Change Perception Scale (GCPS) was assessed at 12, 20 –24, and 44–48 h postpartum. Two LLLT sessions were performed at 12 and 24 h po...
Source: Lasers in Medical Science - Category: Laser Surgery Source Type: research
The differences in post-operative pain are unclear between the primiparas who underwent a primary cesarean section and multiparas who underwent their first repeat cesarean section. The study aimed to explore t...
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
MONDAY, Oct. 21, 2019 -- Opioids are commonly not needed but are overprescribed at discharge among women who undergo cesarean deliveries (CDs), and provider education and new order sets can reduce use of oxycodone for post-CD pain management,...
Source: - Pharma News - Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 17 October 2019Source: Case Reports in Women's HealthAuthor(s): S.D. Halassy, J. Eastwood, J. PrezzatoAbstractWhen advising a pregnant patient who has previously had a cesarean section about the risks of trial of labor, it is important to explain the risk of uterine rupture. Subjective symptoms of abdominal pain or objective findings of non-reassuring fetal status and loss of fetal station are often indicative of this disease process, which most commonly is caused by a defect on the uterus from the cesarean delivery. Any uterine surgical intervention (myomectomy, for example) is the leadi...
Source: Case Reports in Womens Health - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
ConclusionHIV infection does not increase the risk of PPIUD complications. This effective contraceptive strategy can be offered to HIV-infected women. It is therefore necessary to strengthen the training of maternity staff in the installation of PPIUD.
Source: The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology of India - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
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