Kerry N. Litchfield

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Pregnancy in women with achondroplasia presents major challenges for anaesthetists and obstetricians. We report the case of a woman with achondroplasia who underwent general anaesthesia for an elective caesarean section. She was 99cm in height and her condition was further complicated by severe kyphoscoliosis and previous back surgery. She was reviewed in(More)
Fifteen healthy, full-term women with singleton pregnancies were exposed to an increased F(I)o(2) of 0.4 and their haemodynamic responses measured with a non-invasive transthoracic bio-impedance monitor. There was a mean reduction in cardiac index from 3.18 to 3.03 l x min(-1) x m(-2) (4.7%, p = 0.004). The mean indexed systemic vascular resistance(More)
191 Outcomes of High-Risk Obstetric Patients Referred to the Anaesthetic Clinic Abstract Type: Original Research Kerry N. Litchfield, M.B., Ch.B., FRCA; Kate Slade, M.B., Ch.B.; Steven J. Young, M.B., Ch.B., FRCA Princess Royal MaternityType: Original Research Kerry N. Litchfield, M.B., Ch.B., FRCA; Kate Slade, M.B., Ch.B.; Steven J. Young, M.B., Ch.B.,(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Combined spinal and epidural anaesthesia (CSEA) has previously been shown to result in a higher sensory block than equivalent single shot spinal anaesthesia (SSSA). In nonpregnant patients, hypotension was also more pronounced in the CSEA group. The aim of this randomized trial was to compare the haemodynamic stabilities of CSEA(More)
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