Journal article

Difficult and failed intubation in obstetric anaesthesia: an observational study of airway management and complications associated with general anaesthesia for caesarean section.

NJ McDonnell, MJ Paech, OM Clavisi, KL Scott, undefined ANZCA Trials Group

Int J Obstet Anesth | Elsevier BV | Published : 2008


BACKGROUND: Recent developments in anaesthesia and patient demographics have potentially changed the practice of obstetric general anaesthesia. There are few contemporary data on Australasian practice of general anaesthesia for caesarean section, especially relating to airway management, anaesthetic techniques and complications. METHODS: Using a standardised case record form, a prospective observational study was conducted during 2005-06 in 13 maternity hospitals dealing with approximately 49 500 deliveries per annum. Patient demographics, airway management, anaesthetic techniques and major complications were evaluated in those given general anaesthesia. RESULTS: Data were obtained from 1095..

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