Thursday, December 28, 2006

Anesthesia for the Pregnant Patient

The four main concerns of an anesthesiologist caring for a pregnant woman in surgery are physical reactions relating to the respiratory, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal and central nervous systems. Above all, blood and oxygen flow must be maintained to both the mother and the fetus in order for surgery to be safe when pregnant. If the mother experiences a drop in blood pressure or oxygen saturation, this is cause for concern for the safety of the fetus. Although concerns have been raised in the past about whether the use of nitrous oxide and benzodiazepines is safe when pregnant, no recent study has found any increased risk of congenital abnormalities or preterm labor. Doctors generally agree that inhaled and intravenous anesthetics and narcotics have a long history of being safe when pregnant
This very usefull manual for anesthesia of pregnant patient by anesthesia and critical departement ,Univeristy of Chicago

Book details:
Author: Eveline A. M. Faure, MD
Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care (emeritius)
University of Chicago


1 comment:

kalysoya said...

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