Trends in Obstetric Anaesthesia

  • G. Lyons
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In this chapter I shall be discussing those aspects of practice that are changing. For many of us these are uncontrollable trends of an epidemiological nature, evolution in society, rather than revolution in clinical practice. Changes in society are likely to make a greater impact on practice than the introduction of new drugs or equipment. To illustrate these points I have drawn on international, national and local data.


Caesarean Section Epidural Analgesia Maternal Death Epidural Blood Patch Obstetric Anaesthesia 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Lyons
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  1. 1.Obstetric AnaesthesiaSt. James’ University HospitalLeedsUK

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