The growing incidence of obese parturients imposes physicians to be aware of the related increased risks of maternal and neonatal complications. A multidisciplinary approach is warranted, bearing in mind the peculiar pathophysiological modifications and limitations imposed by pregnancy and concomitant obesity. Adequately planned anesthetic and analgesic strategies must consider distinct features of airway management, patient positioning, pharmacological and procedural modifications.
Yigal Leykin, Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Santa Maria degli Angeli Hospital, Via Montereale 24, 33170 Pordenone, Italy. E-Mail: email@example.com.
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Expert Rev of Obstet Gynecol. 2009;4(3):313-319. © 2009 Expert Reviews Ltd
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