Lisa Leffert, Author at Renal and Urology News

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Uterine Curettage – Procedures

What the Anesthesiologist Should Know before the Operative Procedure During uterine curettage, an instrument is used to scrape or suction the uterine lining to diagnose and/or treat abnormal bleeding or to remove products of conception. If not already dilated, the cervix must first be opened mechanically or chemically. The indication for the dilation and curettage…

Difficult Airway in Pregnancy

What the Anesthesiologist Should Know before the Operative Procedure Because of the dynamic nature of the labor floor, managing the difficult airway in pregnancy is a fluid concept. Strategies range from avoidance of airway instrumentation (and maintenance of native respiration) to securing the airway in an awake, highly controlled fashion. In all circumstances, multiple back-up…

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