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2019 Jul

Acta Anaesthesiol Scand



Impact of anesthesiologist’s fellowship status on the risk of general anesthesia for unplanned cesarean delivery.


Wagner JL, White RS, Mauer EA, Pryor KO, Kjaer K
Acta Anaesthesiol Scand. 2019 Jul; 63(6):769-774.
PMID: 30895598.


Neuraxial analgesia is preferred over general anesthesia for cesarean delivery (CD), particularly in the presence of a labor epidural catheter. We hypothesize that care by a non-obstetric anesthesiologist as compared to care by an obstetric anesthesiologist is associated with a higher risk for use of general anesthesia for CD for patients with a preexisting labor epidural catheter.