publication . Other literature type . Article . 2013

Choice of anaesthetic agents for caesarean section: A UK survey of current practice

H. Murdoch; Mark Scrutton; C.H. Laxton;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2013
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
Abstract Background A national survey of current practice and preferred drug choices for both induction and maintenance of general anaesthesia for caesarean section was undertaken. Methods Following approval by the Obstetric Anaesthetists' Association, all UK consultant members were invited to respond to an electronic survey. Results The response rate was 56% (691/1228). Ninety-three percent of respondents use thiopental for induction: 58% (15% definitely and 44% probably) would support a change to propofol for induction. Thiopental was used in most cases for historical reasons (37%) or to reduce awareness (31%); other considerations included a clear end-point, ...
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free text keywords: Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Caesarean section, medicine.medical_treatment, medicine, Desflurane, medicine.drug, Anesthesia, Response rate (survey), Propofol, Current practice, General anaesthesia, Sevoflurane, business.industry, business
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