Information Technology Resources for Obstetric Anesthesia Providers

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Keywords Twitter Facebook Internet Online Electronic A variety of information technology–based resources exist for obstetric anesthesia clinicians, offering information regarding clinical practice, ongoing research, and recent publications, and providing avenues…

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Abnormal Presentation and Multiple Gestation

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Abstract The labor and delivery of a parturient with a multiple gestation and/or fetal breech presentation represents a major challenge for the obstetrician and the anesthesia provider. Anesthetic requirements may…

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Hypertensive Disorders

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Abstract Hypertension is the most common medical disorder of pregnancy, affecting 6% to 10% of pregnancies. It is a leading cause of maternal mortality; together with hemorrhage it accounts for…

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Musculoskeletal Disorders

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Abstract Pregnancy commonly results in musculoskeletal complaints. Although these complaints typically are benign and self-limited, symptoms may be disabling in some women. In addition, preexisting musculoskeletal disorders interact with pregnancy…

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Fetal and Neonatal Neurologic Injury

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Abstract The detection and diagnosis of fetal and neonatal brain injury have been advanced by improvements in functional imaging and the identification of potential biochemical markers. Evidence indicates that inflammatory…

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Chronic Pain during and after Pregnancy

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Abstract Chronic pain is common among young women, and the prevalence is increasing. This increase has been associated with an upsurge in opioid use, which has, in part, contributed to…

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Neonatal Assessment and Resuscitation

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Abstract The transition from intrauterine to extrauterine life represents the most important adjustment that a neonate will make. This transition occurs uneventfully after most deliveries and is dependent on the…

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Endocrine Disorders

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Abstract Endocrine disease during pregnancy is common and can either predate the pregnancy or be diagnosed during the pregnancy. It is important to understand the impact of the pregnancy on…

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Pharmacology during Pregnancy and Lactation

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Abstract Drug therapy during pregnancy can be complex because the physiologic changes of pregnancy may alter drug disposition and effect. Maternal medications may have direct effects on the fetus after…

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