Does Obesity Complicate Regional Anesthesia and Result in Longer Decision to Delivery Time for Emergency Cesarean Section?

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(Acta Anaesthesiol Scand. 2017;61(6):609–618)

Maternal obesity is known to increase the risk of anesthesiology and obstetrical complications, for example failed epidural, as well as to prolong the decision-to-incision and/or decision-to-delivery interval (DDI) times. In the present study, the authors evaluated the association between maternal body mass index (BMI) and DDI, the effects of regional anesthesia on decision-to-incision times, and regional anesthesia failure rates during emergency cesarean section (CS).

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