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Oral case 69

Created: 11/10/2004

Obstetrical anesthesia-pain control during labor

You are asked to compare the merits to mother and fetus of natural labor vs regional anesthesia for labor.

1. What is your response?

2. Discuss effects of hyperventilation, sympathetic discharge, and progress of labor.

Anesthesia for transurethral resection of the prostate

A 54-year old man is very anxious regarding spinal anesthesia.

1. Should one encourage acceptance for this procedure?

2. What is the significance of the resection fluid?

3. What is the significance of the intravenous fluid?

Intracranial pressure following trauma

1. How is it measured?

2. What is the significance of the values?

3. What is the relation to intracranial compliance?

4. What is the relation to cerebral perfusion?

5. What methods are available to reduce increased intracranial pressure?

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