Neuraxial Anesthesia in Parturients with Low Platelet Counts

Jeffrey Bernstein, Betty Hua, Madelyn Kahana, Naum Shaparin, Simon Yu, Juan Davila-Velazquez

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The obstetric anesthesiologist must consider the risk of spinal–epidural hematoma in patients with thrombocytopenia when choosing to provide neuraxial anesthesia. There are little data exploring this complication in the parturient. In this single-center retrospective study of 20,244 obstetric patients, the incidence of peripartum thrombocytopenia (platelet count

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAnesthesia and Analgesia
StateAccepted/In press - May 6 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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