Regional Analgesia in Obstetrics: A Millenium Update
At the turn of the century it is appropriate to take stock of thisrelatively young but rapidly developing subject. For the first time, thisbook brings together information on the status of obstetric regionalanalgesia in many parts of the globe, and on the intriguing variability ofmaternal attitudes towards it. Advances in the field over the last decadein new applications, new drugs and techniques and new research tools arealso reviewed.Controversial topics such as the effects of regional analgesia on theprogress of and outcome of labour, the indications, contraindications andcomplications, and the place of regional anaesthesia for operativedelivery are discussed by numerous experts in the field. The problem ofconsent and medicolegal aspects are also addressed.Regional Analgesia in Obstetrics should be read by all those involved inthe medical care of women in childbirth.Professor Felicity Reynolds is Emeritus Professor of ObstetricAnaesthesia, St Thomas' Hospital, London, UK.
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