Weight gain during pregnancy does not influence the spread of spinal analgesia in the term parturient.

@article{Ekelf1997WeightGD,
  title={Weight gain during pregnancy does not influence the spread of spinal analgesia in the term parturient.},
  author={N P Ekel\of and Evan Jensen and Johan Poulsen and Peter Reinstrup},
  journal={Acta anaesthesiologica Scandinavica},
  year={1997},
  volume={41 7},
  pages={884-7}
}
BACKGROUND It is still controversial whether the spread of spinal anaesthesia in pregnancy is influenced by particular physique. Investigation was based on a clinical observation that parturients with a pronounced "pregnant" physique, e.g. generalised oedema and heavy abdomen, tended to develop more cephalad sensory blockades than parturients without these physical signs. Using weight gain during pregnancy as a measure for the physique at term, we aimed to determine whether this parameter… CONTINUE READING

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