Phenylephrine for blood pressure control in elective cesarean section: therapeutic versus prophylactic doses.

@article{Neves2010PhenylephrineFB,
  title={Phenylephrine for blood pressure control in elective cesarean section: therapeutic versus prophylactic doses.},
  author={Jos{\'e} Francisco Nunes Pereira das Neves and Giovani Alves Monteiro and J. R. L. de Almeida and Roberto Silva Sant'anna and Hellen Bedim Bonin and Carlos Furtado Macedo},
  journal={Revista brasileira de anestesiologia},
  year={2010},
  volume={60 4},
  pages={391-8}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Spinal block is commonly used in cesarean sections and, if some prophylactic measures are not taken, the incidence of hypotension is higher than 80%. The objective of this study was to compare the efficacy of the administration of therapeutic or prophylactic doses of phenylephrine to maintain blood pressure in patients undergoing spinal block for elective cesarean section. METHODS One hundred and twenty gravidas undergoing elective cesarean sections under spinal… CONTINUE READING

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