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Anesthesia for the Pregnant Patient with Asthma

  • Mukadder Orhan Sungur
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Abstract

Asthma is a common respiratory disorder encountered in pregnant patients. Its management requires continuation of medication, careful evaluation, optimization prior to labor, and prompt recognition of exacerbations. This necessitates teamwork between pulmonary disease specialist, obstetrician, and anesthesiologist. Regional analgesia and anesthesia is preferred over airway instrumentation.

Keywords

Asthma Bronchial hyperreactivity Obstetric anesthesia Labor analgesia 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mukadder Orhan Sungur
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  1. 1.Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive CareIstanbulTurkey

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