Invited Review Article

Journal of Anesthesia

, Volume 27, Issue 3, pp 412-422

First online:

Controversies in obstetric anesthesia

  • Guilherme HolckAffiliated withHospital for Special Surgery
  • , William CamannAffiliated withBrigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical SchoolDepartment of Anesthesiology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital Email author 

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Obstetric anesthesia has become a widely evidence-based practice, with an increasing number of specialized anesthesiologists and a permanent research production. We believe that with the review of commonly discussed and controversial points the reader will be able to incorporate an evidence-based practice into their routine and offer to parturients and their babies a safe, reliable and consistent anesthesia care.


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