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Chapter-17 Obstetric Anaesthesia

BOOK TITLE: Manual of Anaesthesia

Author
1. Paul Arun Kumar
ISBN
9788184485325
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/10460_17
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2009
Pages
12
Author Affiliations
1. Medical College and Hospitals, Kolkata, India, Medical College and Hospitals, Kolkata, Medical College and Hospitals, Kolkata, West Bengal, India, Medical College and Hospitals Kolkata, West Bengal, India, Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
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Obstetric anaesthesia is mostly used for surgical procedures, to provide analgesia for painful labour and to help in the management of illness caused by or complicated by pregnancy. It is most important to know the physiological changes of pregnancy, placental transfer/exchange, foetal and neonatal physiology, resuscitation of newborn and to tackle the situation very carefully. Various anaesthetic techniques are available and one should adopt a particular one considering the safety of the mother and the baby.

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