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C section: Medical rumors have it that the c section will preserve the pelvic perineum. Keep the vagina tighter and prevent uterine prolapse in the future medical rumors also say that vagina birth is better for the baby, because of a little squeeze it needs on his lungs, and a lot less drugs in his system. Nature, i think, has already decided the best way to continue. ...Read more
After cardiac resuscitation during surgery, is it viable/possible to resume anesthetics? (Propofol/Remifentanil)
Depends on situation: If your initial cs was due to big baby/small pelvis & you face the same with the next delivery a vbac may be unwise.If the initial cs was for breach or monitor irregularities & your pelvis is considered adequate by the ob, a vbac may be a reasonable choice. Discuss this with the OB & see what what your options are. ...Read more
Outpatient general anesthesia for hysteroscopy with dilation curettage would the patient receive little anesthesia since the procedure is short?
Is Conscious oral sedation for dental procedure in children safe? They will be using demerol (meperidine hydrochloride)? Any risks?
Nothing is 100% safe: But, this is not something you need to fret over. Dentist w/ experience in the pediatric population are very experienced and - next to a parent - they have all the reasons in the world to be very careful. Ask for reassurance since your worries are important too - even if unneeded. Get instructions for before/after and good info. Best! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Requested no pitocin (oxytocin) be used during labor. Rn says they'd give it after birth.Is it common to be given pitocin (oxytocin) after delivery? Why is this necessary?
Regional anesthesia: Regional anesthesia is extremely safe and commonly used during labor and delivery. At my institution the epidural rate is nearly 90%. We are careful to use as low doses of local anesthetic and opioid combinations. The common effects seen are decreased sensation and motor strength in the lower extremities (expected) and occasionally a decreased blood pressure (also expected) which we treat prn. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
EF: Ef or ejection fraction is the amount of blood ejected with each beat of the heart. An ejection fraction of 55 - 60 per cent is normal. A low ef, below 30 or 35 per cent has a higher risk for any surgery including cardiac surgery. The risks are of more complications with surgery such as heart failure, forming of a blood clot, or a stroke. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does laparoscopy for see the extra uterine gestation needs general anesthesia or local anesthesia? How long the procedure will take? Any risk
For discharge: Post anesthesia recovery score basically helps to tell when a patient is ready to discharge from the post-anesthesia care unit (pacu). Patients should be awake, have stable and normal vital signs, have controlled pain, minimal nausea, and show no ill effects from surgery or anesthesia. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Depends: It depends on what surgery you are having, and what the expertise of your anesthesiologist is. Pca is a means of the patient giving themselves intravenous narcotic. Epidural anesthetic can be very good for some types of surgery, and there is also continuous epidural anesthesia for some situations. You should confer with your surgeon and your anesthesiologist as to what is best for your condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Both!: There is a relatively novel form of perioperative pain relief known as patient-controlled epidural analgesia(or pcea). It's similar to pca in that you as the patient control how much medication you receive. However, instead of the medication being delivered to your veins, it's delivered to your epidural space, where it is more effective and less likely to produce systemic side effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can an epinephrine injection into the mother's i.V during labor cause a newborn to test positive for methamphetimine?
Drug Testing: Nope. Not in any way. If you have been using methamphetamines it is best now to come clean. It is best to get the baby tested appropriately so that they do not have any health consequences. Every single doctor here would agree that we want you healthy, sober, in recovery where you can be the very best mom possible. Or, if you are going to use methamphetamines perhaps adopting the baby out.. ...Read more
Can complications from an amnio done at 16 weeks occur 2 weeks after the procedure? Is there a safe zone?
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