What's new and novel in obstetric anesthesia? Contributions from the 2003 scientific literature

Int J Obstet Anesth. 2005 Apr;14(2):126-46. doi: 10.1016/j.ijoa.2004.12.007.


THE PREGNANT PATIENT: Age; maternal disease; prophylactic antibiotics; gastroesophageal reflux; obesity; starvation; genotyping; coagulopathy; infection; substance abuse; altered drug responses in pregnancy; physiological changes of pregnancy. THE FETUS: Fetal monitoring; intrauterine surgery. THE NEWBORN: Breastfeeding; maternal infection, fever, and neonatal sepsis evaluation. OBSTETRIC COMPLICATIONS: Embolic phenomena; hemorrhage; preeclampsia; preterm delivery. OBSTETRIC MANAGEMENT: External cephalic version and cervical cerclage; elective cesarean delivery; fetal malpresentation; vaginal birth after cesarean delivery; termination of pregnancy. OBSTETRIC ANESTHESIA: Analgesia for labor and delivery; anesthesia for cesarean delivery; anesthesia for short obstetric operations; complications of anesthesia. MISCELLANEOUS: Consent; ethics; history; labor support; websites/books/leaflets/journal announcements.

Publication types

  • Clinical Conference

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Analgesia, Obstetrical
  • Anesthesia, Obstetrical / adverse effects
  • Anesthesia, Obstetrical / methods*
  • Antibiotic Prophylaxis
  • Breast Feeding
  • Cesarean Section
  • Female
  • Fetal Monitoring
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications / physiopathology
  • Vaginal Birth after Cesarean