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Chapter 24 - Obstetric and Gynecologic Anesthesia

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  24 May 2023

Alan David Kaye
Affiliation:
Louisiana State University School of Medicine
Richard D. Urman
Affiliation:
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston
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Summary

The pregnant patient undergoes various physiologic changes which allow them to adapt to the stress of pregnancy, labor, and delivery. The physiologic changes of pregnancy are summarized in Table 24.1.

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Print publication year: 2023

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Arent, KW. The 2015 Gerard W. Ostheimer lecture: what’s new in labor analgesia and cesarean delivery. Anesth Analg. 2016;122:1524.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Blumenfeld, YJ, Reynolds-May, MF, Altman, RB, et al. Maternal–fetal and neonatal pharmacogenomics: a review of current literature. J Perinatol. 2010;30:571–9.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
Shnol, H, Paul, N, Belfer, I. Labor pain mechanisms. Int Anesthesiol Clin 2014; 52:117.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
Wong, CA, Scavone, BM, Peaceman, AM, et al. The risk of cesarean delivery with neuraxial analgesia given early versus late in labor. N Engl J Med. 2005;352:655.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed

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