What is it about?

The induction of the general anesthesia for a cesarean delivery is very delicate. The induction agents play an important role for the neonatal outcome. This study make the comparison between 2 different agents.

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Why is it important?

The outcome of a newborn from a cesarean delivery is highly influenced by the anesthesia. The induction of the general anesthesia is particularly important. This study is comparing the effects on the neonate of two different anesthetics.


This study has made clear from the clinical point of view which induction agent should be preferred for the induction of a general anesthesia for the cesarean delivery.

Professor Giustino Varrassi
Paolo Procacci Foundation

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This page is a summary of: Propofol and thiopentone for caesarean section revisited: maternal effects and neonatal outcome, International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia, September 1991, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/0959-289x(91)90025-l.
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