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The Effect of Patient Warming During Cesarean Delivery on Maternal and Neonatal Outcomes: A Meta-Analysis

Sultan, P.; Habib, A.; Cho, Y.; Carvalho, B.

doi: 10.1097/01.aoa.0000482637.95936.33
Mother, Fetus, Neonate

(Br J Anaesth. 2015;115(4):500–510)

The use of periperative warming is recommended for surgery under anesthesia, as it can help lower the risk of postoperative wound infection, myocardial ischemia, perioperative coagulopathy, blood loss, and transfusion requirements. However, there are currently no European or American national recommendations on the use of warming prior to and during cesarean delivery and it is not widely practiced. This study looked at the effect of active warming for elective cesarean deliveries on maternal temperature and comfort, neonatal temperature, umbilical cord pH, and Apgar scores.

Department of Anaesthesia, University College London Hospital, London, UK

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