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Complications of general anaesthesia 

Complications of general anaesthesia
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Complications of general anaesthesia
Author(s):

Stephen Morris

and Eugène Zoumenou

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199572144.003.0013
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date: 17 October 2017

• Successful management of anaphylaxis relies upon rapid recognition and supportive treatment • Awareness is common during general anesthesia (GA) for caesarean section and it is essential that there is adequate depth of anaesthesia throughout surgery • Pregnant women are at risk of gastric aspiration during GA but can be minimized by greater use of regional anaesthesia • All women for GA should have their airways assessed for potential difficult intubation • The anaesthetic practitioner should have a well practiced algorithm for managing a difficult/failed intubation.

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