Intermittent Epidural Bolus improves maternal pain control & satisfaction, and reduces labor duration, motor block & local anaesthetic consumption.
@Doctormatt interestingly, not only is the pressor-sparing & hypotension-reducing benefits of prophylactic ondansetron not seen among elderly or frail patients – but it doesn't even seem to occur outside Caesarean sections! (at least wasn't when I last looked).
Question is, can this finding be extrapolated/demonstrated in frail elderly patients receiving spinal anaesthesia for other reasons.
Mental three-dimensional rotation training is associated with improved ultrasound-guided regional anaesthesia technical skills.
Early initiation of norepinephrine infusion in septic shock is associated with decreased short-term mortality.
Perioperative β-blocker use should be tailored for patient and surgical risk factors, most importantly because of the association with increased mortality and stroke when their use is generalised.
Pre-spinal-anaesthesia administration of IV ondansetron 4 mg reduces the ED50 of prophylactic phenylephrine infusion by 26% among patients undergoing elective Caesarean section.
High-inspired 80% FiO2 shows no safety compromise when compared with standard 30-35% FiO2 among surgical patients.
Left-lateral tilt has no effect on neonatal acid-base status when maternal blood pressure is maintained with crystalloid coload & phenylephrine infusion during elective cesarean delivery.
Phenylephrine & noradrenaline show similar incidence of bradycardia when used for postspinal hypotension prophylaxis during Caesarean section.