M J Woolnough

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BACKGROUND We assessed the effect of warming intravenous fluids during elective caesarean section under combined spinal-epidural anaesthesia in a blinded, randomised controlled trial. METHOD Seventy-five women having elective caesarean section were randomly assigned to receive all intravenous fluids at room temperature, or heated in a cabinet set at 45(More)
The human zona binding test is the most predictive test of sperm function yet the availability of human zona severely restricts its clinical use. The primary aim of this study was to use a commercially available in-vitro transcription and translation system to produce immobilized recombinant human ZP3 (rhuZP3) on agarose beads. The biological activity of(More)
OBJECTIVE To report outcomes in a recent series of pregnancies in women with pulmonary hypertension (PH). DESIGN Retrospective case note review. SETTING Tertiary referral unit (Chelsea and Westminster and Royal Brompton Hospitals). SAMPLE Twelve pregnancies in nine women with PH between 1995 and 2010. METHODS Multidisciplinary review of case(More)
We contacted the duty obstetric anaesthetist in 219 of the 220 consultant-led maternity units in the UK (99.5%) and asked about departmental and individual practice regarding temperature management during Caesarean section. Warming during elective Caesarean section was routine in 35 units (16%). Intravenous fluid warmers were available in 213 units (97%),(More)
BACKGROUND Informed consent should be sought when performing anaesthesia on pregnant patients. There is no standard for consent for general anaesthesia on the delivery suite. This study was designed to assess post-partum women's awareness of the complications of general anaesthesia and the level of risk at which they felt these risks should be discussed. (More)
INTRODUCTION Inadvertent perioperative hypothermia occurs frequently during elective caesarean section but perioperative active body warming is not widely used. There is a paucity of evidence of its use in the obstetric population, and no applicable guidelines. We set out to identify a superior active warming method for preventing inadvertent perioperative(More)
BACKGROUND When monitoring postoperative urine output there is no guidance specific to obstetrics. Factors such as peri-operative oxytocin infusions add further complexity. Our aim was to determine a normal range for urine output after elective caesarean section under neuraxial anaesthesia. METHODS Sixty women were recruited and for 24h from the time of(More)
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