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Airway Changes Following Labor and Delivery in Preeclamptic Parturients

A Prospective Case Control Study

Ahuja, P.; Jain, D.; Bhardwaj, N.; Jain, K.; Gainder, S.; Kang, M.

doi: 10.1097/01.aoa.0000547305.41175.3c
Mechanisms, Equipment, Hazards

(Int J Obstet Anesth. 2018;33:17–22)

Pregnancy-related changes impact airway management in obstetric anesthesia and this can be especially challenging in unplanned, urgent situations when there is less time available for anesthetic preparation. Though preeclampsia is associated with more airway edema than in normal pregnancy, it is not clear whether these changes worsen further during labor and delivery. Therefore, this study was undertaken to evaluate and compare airway changes in preeclamptic and normotensive parturients during labor and delivery.

Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

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