Obstetric Anaesthesia for Developing Countries

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OUP Oxford, Apr 15, 2010 - Medical - 208 pages
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Anaesthesia services in developing countries are often limited due to a shortage of basic facilities, equipment and drugs, as well as a lack of personnel and proper training. Anaesthesia services for obstetric procedures pose a particular problem in developing countries, where high rates of anaesthesia-related complications and fetal/maternal mortality are seen in connection with otherwise common procedures such as caesarean section. This concise and practical pocketbook covers the basic principles of obstetric anaesthesia with a special emphasis on the unique challenges of service delivery in the developing world. The book will be useful for a range of practitioners in developing countries including anaesthetists, trainees, nurse anaesthetists, and district hospital doctors.
 

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Contents

1 Setting up a maternity anaesthetic service
1
2 Maternal physiology and pathophysiology
7
3 Maternal pharmacology
15
4 Monitoring the mother
25
5 Basic principles of obstetric anaesthesia
33
6 Pain relief in labour
37
7 Spinal anaesthesia
47
8 Epidural anaesthesia
59
12 General anaesthesia
85
13 Complications of general anaesthesia
93
14 Preexisting disease
103
15 The sick mother
115
16 Preeclampsia
127
17 Obstetric haemorrhage
137
18 Embolic disease
147
19 Anaesthesia and analgesia for specific obstetric conditions
153

9 Complications of regional anaesthesia
69
10 Other local anaesthetic techniques
77
11 Post delivery
79
20 Intrauterine fetal resuscitation and newborn resuscitation
165
Index
177
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Paul Clyburn, Rachel Collis, and Sarah Harries are all Consultants in Anaesthesia at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff, UK.

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