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Posted in: ATOTW > Intensive Care Medicine 2019 Language: english

Infective encephalitis is the acute, usually viral, infective inflammation of the brain parenchyma. A few patients will develop a severe manifestation and may deteriorate and require organ support. A low index of clinical suspicion and prompt antimicrobial treatment is crucial for the best chance of recovery without a disability. Management in the critical care setting focuses on treating the primary pathology whilst preventing secondary brain injury.

Posted in: ATOTW > Regional Anaesthesia 2019 Language: english

The use of perineural catheter could provide prolonged pain relief after major surgeries. The following tutorial covers the indications, techniques and the post operative management of patients with these catheters. Particular emphasis is on the safety aspect while the catheters are sited with strict aseptic precautions and clear instructions to prevent any complications.

Posted in: ATOTW > Anaesthesia 2019 Language: english

ARDS is a syndrome of hypoxaemic respiratory failure associated with non-cardiogenic pulmonary oedema which occurs in 10% of ICU patients. ARDS is often associated with multiple organ dysfunction and carries a high mortality, morbidity and financial cost. Due to its prevalence in the critical care patient population, it is important for physicians to understand some principles of management that may help reduce the mortality and morbidity of the syndrome.

Posted in: UIA > Obstetric Anaesthesia 2019 Language: english

Postpartum hemorrhage remains the leading cause of maternal mortality and morbidity. Oxytocic drugs are the main stay in prevention as well as treatment. Oxytocin remains the drug of choice

Posted in: UIA > Obstetric Anaesthesia 2019 Language: english

Deaths of babies in the first 28 days of life in resource-limited countries can be significantly reduced with a small number of low-tech interventions. This article summarises the core equipment and skills needed for the resuscitation of newborns where equipment is limited and skilled paediatric support is not available.

Posted in: UIA > Obstetric Anaesthesia 2019 Language: english

Physiological changes in the parturient occur due to the needs of the developing foetus. Understanding these changes is important when administering anaesthesia to the obstetric patient. Additionally, understanding the physiological effects in the foetus allows for appropriate intrauterine monitoring and expedient delivery if there are signs of foetal hypoxia.

Posted in: UIA > Obstetric Anaesthesia 2019 Language: english

Sepsis remains one of the four main causes of maternal mortality. Common causes of severe sepsis & septic shock during pregnancy include pyelonephritis, infection during labour and peurpurium & respiratory infection.

Posted in: UIA > Obstetric Anaesthesia 2019 Language: english

Trauma during pregnancy is the leading non-obstetrical cause of maternal death and remains the most common cause of foetal demise. Trauma management needs multidisciplinary team of emergency physician, obstetrician, anesthesiologist & surgeons. Major trauma causes obstetric & fetal complications & may end by maternal death.

Posted in: UIA > Obstetric Anaesthesia 2019 Language: english

Obesity is one of the greatest public health challenges of the 21st century. Obesity during pregnancy puts the mother, fetus and neonate at higher risk of morbidity and mortality during the antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal periods.

Posted in: UIA > 2019 Language: english

Obesity is one of the greatest public health challenges of the 21st century. Obesity during pregnancy puts the mother, fetus and neonate at higher risk of morbidity and mortality during the antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal periods.

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