Paula A Craigo

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OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to examine whether podocyturia, which is the urinary excretion of viable podocytes (glomerular epithelial cells), is present in urinary sediments of patients with preeclampsia. We also aimed to compare the test characteristics of podocyturia to those angiogenic factors that have been shown to play an important role(More)
BACKGROUND Most case reports of pregnancies after surgical repair of tetralogy of Fallot have focused on cardiovascular and obstetric concerns, with relatively few authors focusing on specific intrapartum and postpartum anesthetic management strategies. METHODS The Mayo Clinic Congenital Heart Disease Clinic and the Boston Adult Congenital Heart Disease(More)
Epidural blood patch (EBP) is a commonly performed procedure for the treatment of persistent severe post- dural-puncture headache (PDPH). It has a high success rate with a low incidence of complications. We report the case of a 27-year-old woman who developed progressive back pain and radicular symptoms after an EBP was performed for PDPH. An emergency MRI(More)
The maternal mortality rate in the United States has stagnated for the past 2 decades. To further lower morbidity and mortality, we must take a broader perspective. When a pregnant woman is treated in a nonobstetric part of the hospital, care must adapt quickly to her special needs. Excessive concern as to medication, radiation, and litigation may render(More)
Women with congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries (CCTGA) have a propensity for congestive heart failure and cardiac dysrhythmias during pregnancy, labor, and delivery. We report the successful obstetric and anesthetic management of three women with CCTGA, review the pertinent medical literature, and discuss important issues surrounding(More)
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