Anesthesia and Analgesia for the Obese Parturient.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Obesity is a worldwide epidemic and is associated with an increased risk of hypertension, diabetes, and obstructive sleep apnea. Pregnant patients with obesity experience a higher risk of maternal and fetal complications. Anesthesia also poses higher risks for obese parturients and may be more technically challenging due to body habitus. Safe anesthesia practice for these patients must take into consideration the unique challenges associated with the combination of pregnancy and obesity.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Yurashevich, M; Taylor, CR; Dominguez, JE; Habib, AS

Published Date

  • December 2022

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 40 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 185 - 200

PubMed ID

  • 36333047

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1878-0415

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.aan.2022.07.004


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States