Posts Tagged ‘cesarean deliveries’

Cesarean or Vaginal Delivery for Twin Pregnancy

Posted by • October 4th, 2013

In a randomized trial comparing delivery strategies in women with twin gestation, planned cesarean section did not significantly increase or decrease the risk of fetal or neonatal death or serious neonatal morbidity, as compared with planned vaginal delivery. Twin birth is associated with a higher risk of adverse perinatal outcomes than singleton birth. It is unclear… Read More…

Cardiac Arrest after a Cesarean Section

Posted by • December 28th, 2012

In the latest Case Record of the Massachusetts General Hospital, a 43-year-old woman had bradycardia, hypotension, and apnea after cesarean section for placenta previa. Examination revealed pulseless electrical activity. Diagnostic procedures were performed, and management decisions were made. There are three varieties of emboli to be considered in an obstetrical emergency. A thrombotic pulmonary embolus belongs… Read More…