Chapter 9. The Effect of Increasing Central Blood Volume to Decrease the Incidence of Hypotension Following Spinal Anesthesia for Cesarean Section

  1. Stephen H. Halpern1 and
  2. M. Joanne Douglas2
  1. Pamela J. Morgan

Published Online: 12 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470988343.ch9

Evidence-based Obstetric Anesthesia

Evidence-based Obstetric Anesthesia

How to Cite

Morgan, P. J. (2005) The Effect of Increasing Central Blood Volume to Decrease the Incidence of Hypotension Following Spinal Anesthesia for Cesarean Section, in Evidence-based Obstetric Anesthesia (eds S. H. Halpern and M. J. Douglas), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470988343.ch9

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Director of Obstetrical Anaesthesia, Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

  2. 2

    Clinical Professor, Department of Anaesthesia, University of British Columbia and British Columbia's Women's Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780727917348

Online ISBN: 9780470988343

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Keywords:

  • hypotension;
  • spinal anesthesia;
  • central blood volume;
  • randomized controlled trials (RCTS);
  • cesarean section

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Search strategy

  • Quality of trials

  • Outcome measurements

  • Increasing central blood volume using crystalloid solutions

  • Increasing central blood volume using colloid solutions

  • Increasing central blood volume using mechanical interventions

  • Conclusions