Algorithm for the anesthetic management of cesarean delivery in patients with unsatisfactory labor epidural analgesia

Sonia Vaida, Davide Cattano, Debra Hurwitz, Berend Mets

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Abstract

The management of a patient presenting with unsatisfactory labor epidural analgesia poses a severe challenge for the anesthetist wanting to provide safe anesthetic care for a cesarean delivery. Early recognition of unsatisfactory labor analgesia allows for replacement of the epidural catheter. The decision to convert labor epidural analgesia to anesthesia for cesarean delivery is based on the urgency of the cesarean delivery, airway examination, and the existence of a residual sensory and motor block. We suggest an algorithm which is implemented in our department, based on the urgency of the cesarean delivery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number98
JournalF1000Research
Volume4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 24 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)

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