Antacid Prophylaxis for Obstetric Anaesthesia IO19 v3.2


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Pulmonary aspiration of gastric contents is a significant cause of death accompanying anaesthesia in obstetric practice. The incidence of Mendelson’s syndrome is reduced by antacid prophylaxis for women having an emergency or elective operative delivery.

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