Evaluation of a prospectively administered written questionnaire to reduce the incidence of suspected latex anaphylaxis during elective cesarean delivery.

@article{Peer2014EvaluationOA,
  title={Evaluation of a prospectively administered written questionnaire to reduce the incidence of suspected latex anaphylaxis during elective cesarean delivery.},
  author={Limor Peer and Mayer Brezis and Meir Shalit and Brendan Carvalho and Phillip D. Levin and O Seri and Carolyn F Weiniger},
  journal={International journal of obstetric anesthesia},
  year={2014},
  volume={23 4},
  pages={335-40}
}
BACKGROUND Life-threatening anaphylaxis has been reported in women exposed to latex during surgery. We compared a written screening questionnaire to identify suspected latex sensitivity with a verbal inquiry used previously in a historical control group of women undergoing cesarean delivery to determine if the incidence of suspected latex anaphylaxis could be reduced. METHODS To identify suspected latex sensitivity among women undergoing elective cesarean delivery in a single-site tertiary… CONTINUE READING