Pre-eclampsia

Fluids, drugs, and anesthetic management

Jaya Ramanathan, Kelly Bennett

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Abstract

Severe pre-eclampsia is a complex disease, which taxes the expertise of even the most experienced obstetric anesthesiologist. The treatment should focus on stabilization of blood pressure, optimization of fluid status, and prevention of convulsions. Neuraxial blocks for labor and delivery offer many benefits to the mother and her infant. For cesarean section, there is unequivocal evidence of superiority of neuraxial anesthesia over general anesthesia. If general anesthesia is needed, careful preanesthetic preparation and meticulous airway management is essential. The successful and safe peripartum management of the pre-eclamptic patient and her infant is a team effort among the anesthesiologist, obstetrician, and neonatologist.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)145-163
Number of pages19
JournalAnesthesiology Clinics of North America
Volume21
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2003

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Pre-Eclampsia
General Anesthesia
Anesthetics
Peripartum Period
Airway Management
Taxes
Cesarean Section
Obstetrics
Seizures
Anesthesia
Mothers
Blood Pressure
Anesthesiologists
Therapeutics
Neonatologists

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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Pre-eclampsia : Fluids, drugs, and anesthetic management. / Ramanathan, Jaya; Bennett, Kelly.

In: Anesthesiology Clinics of North America, Vol. 21, No. 1, 01.03.2003, p. 145-163.

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