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The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines for caesarean section, 2011 update: implications for the anaesthetist

Authors
Journal
International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
0959-289X
Publisher
Elsevier
Volume
21
Issue
3
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijoa.2012.03.004
Keywords
  • Nice Guidelines
  • Caesarean Section
  • Anaesthesia
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

Abstract In 2004 the first National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidelines on caesarean section were published with the aim of providing evidence-based recommendations for best practice. With the publication of new evidence, the guidelines have been revised with the second edition released in 2011. This review highlights the changes that have been made which are of specific relevance to obstetric anaesthetists including planned caesarean section compared with vaginal birth in healthy women with an uncomplicated pregnancy; management of the morbidly adherent placenta; mother-to-child transmission of maternal infections; maternal request for caesarean section; decision-to-delivery interval for emergency caesarean section; timing of antibiotic administration and childbirth after caesarean section.

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