Volume 6 Issue 6 (November - December), 2020

Original Articles

Assessment of patients undergoing cesarean section under spinal anesthesia
Piyush Vohra, Sanjeev Chauhan

Background: Cesarean anesthesia has gained importance as the cesarean birth rates have increased. The present study was conducted to assess patients undergoing cesarean section under spinal anesthesia. Materials & Methods: 106 cesarean sections performed in gynaecology department were included. Patients parameters such as heart rate, systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure and respiratory rates were assessed regularly. Intraoperative complications were assessed and recorded. Results: Age group 18- 24 years had 42 patients, 24-28 years had 34 and 28- 34 years had 30 patients. The mean age was 28.2 years, VAS core was 5.11 and pain score was 10.3. Most common complication was shivering seen in 36, anesthetic failure in 28, Post-dural puncture headache (PDPH) in 20, hypotension in 17, nausea/vomiting in 12, high spinal block in 14, backache in 6 and loss of consciousness in 3. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). Conclusion: Most common complications of spinal anesthesia found to be shivering and anesthetic failure. Key words: Anesthetic failure, Shivering, C section

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