Morbid Obesity Increases Catheter Failures of Epidural And C
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The increased prevalence of morbid obesity presents numerous analgesic challenges, including respiratory- and cardiovascular-related issues. According to a recent Wake Forest study, higher body mass index (BMI) also is associated with the reliability of epidural catheters during labor.

The retrospective analysis of labor neuraxial procedures found that catheter failure for both epidural and combined spinal–epidural techniques was related to parturient BMI....

http://www.anesthesiologynews.com/Pain-Medicine/Article/12-16/Morbid-Obesity-Increases-Catheter-Failures-of-Epidural-And-Combined-SpinalEpidural-Techniques-During-Labor/38706
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