ANESTHESIA

Trauma and Critical Care

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Abstract The management of critically ill obstetric patients most commonly involves treatment of disease processes that occur as a direct consequence of pregnancy. Although sometimes life-threatening, these conditions are usually…

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Neurologic and Neuromuscular Disease

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Abstract The choice of anesthetic technique for pregnant women with neurologic disease requires knowledge of the pathophysiology of the disorder and an understanding of controversies involved in the diagnosis and…

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Respiratory Disease

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Abstract Patients with asthma, infection, respiratory failure, or cystic fibrosis and patients who smoke cigarettes may have reversible airway obstruction. In patients with airway hyperresponsiveness, tracheal intubation provides one of…

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Malignant Hyperthermia

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Abstract Malignant hyperthermia (MH) is an inherited disorder of skeletal muscle. On exposure to triggering agents (e.g., succinylcholine, volatile halogenated anesthetic agents), affected individuals demonstrate a hypermetabolic syndrome characterized by…

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Optimal Goals for Anesthesia Care in Obstetrics

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Committee of Origin: Obstetric Anesthesia Abstract: Good obstetric care requires the availability of qualified personnel and equipment to administer general or neuraxial anesthesia. The extent and degree to which anesthesia…

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Practice Guidelines for Obstetric Anesthesia: an Updated Report by the American Society of Anesthesiologists Task Force on Obstetric Anesthesia and the Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology

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• What other guidelines are available on this topic? • These Practice Guidelines update the “Practice Guidelines for Obstetric Anesthesia: An Updated Report by the American Society of Anesthesiologists Task…

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Substance Use Disorders

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Abstract Use of certain licit and illicit substances by pregnant women can pose a significant risk to maternal and fetal health. To improve diagnosis and reduce the moral tenor, the…

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Renal Disease

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Abstract “Children of women with renal disease used to be born dangerously or not at all—not at all if their doctors had their way.” This statement describes early experiences with…

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