Epidural Anesthesia in the Normotensive Pregnant Ewe: Effects on Uterine Blood Flow and Fetal Acid–Base Status

@article{Wallis1976EpiduralAI,
  title={Epidural Anesthesia in the Normotensive Pregnant Ewe: Effects on Uterine Blood Flow and Fetal Acid–Base Status},
  author={K L Wallis and Sol M. Shnider and James S. Hicks and H T Spivey},
  journal={Anesthesiology},
  year={1976},
  volume={44},
  pages={481–487}
}
Lumbar epidural anesthesia was administered to 12 normotensive pregnant ewes. Blood pressure was maintained by intravenous fluid infusion. Six ewes received anesthesia with 1.5 per cent 2-chloroprocaine with 1:100,000 epinephrine and the remaining six received 1.5 per cent 2-chloroprocaine without epinephrine. The sensory level of anesthesia was between the umbilicus and xiphisternum. Except for a transient 14 per cent decrease in uterine blood flow in the ewes receiving 2-chloroprocaine with… Expand
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