The role of the anaesthetist in the management of the pre-eclamptic patient.

@article{Dyer2007TheRO,
  title={The role of the anaesthetist in the management of the pre-eclamptic patient.},
  author={Robert Anthony Dyer and Jenna L Piercy and Anthony R Reed},
  journal={Current opinion in anaesthesiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={20 3},
  pages={168-74}
}
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Recent literature on the anaesthetist's role in the management of the patient with severe pre-eclampsia is reviewed, with particular emphasis on the role of regional anaesthesia. RECENT FINDINGS Laboratory findings in pre-eclamptic women include increased levels of markers of oxidative stress and circulating tyrosine kinase 1, and inflammatory activation of leucocytes. Magnesium sulphate is the most effective agent for seizure prophylaxis. The optimal pharmacological agents… CONTINUE READING