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This prospective, randomised controlled trial compared a spinal block developing in the left lateral position (LL), after sitting a combined spinal-epidural for Caesarean section with the woman sitting -- using intrathecal hyperbaric bupivacaine and fentanyl -- with a block developing in the supine, wedged position (SW). The median (IQR) block onset times(More)
PROBLEM The shortage of doctors in Liberia limits the provision of comprehensive emergency obstetric and neonatal care. APPROACH In a pilot project, two midwives were trained in advanced obstetric procedures and in the team approach to the in-hospital provision of advanced maternity care. The training took two years and was led by a Liberian consultant(More)
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