116 Epidural local anaesthetics and another TXA article with Siv

Hi Everyone,

Join Siv and I as we sit down to discuss a couple of interesting obstetric related topics. The first is the pharmacology around the choice and strength of local anaesthetics used in epidural analgesia – thanks Siv. The second part we discuss a very large pragmatic study in the New England Journal of Medicine of 11000 women studying the use of tranexamic acid as a prophylaxis during caesarean surgery (elective and emergency). Spoiler alert it didn’t show any difference (death or transfusion).

Thanks Siv!


Tranexamic Acid to Prevent Obstetrical Hemorrhage after Cesarean Delivery Pacheo et al N Engl J Med 2023; 388:1365-1375

Minimum local analgesic concentration of local anaesthetics. Malachy Columb, Iain Gall Continuing Education in Anaesthesia Critical Care & Pain, Volume 10, Issue 4, August 2010, Pages 114–116

Determination of the Minimum Local Analgesic Concentrations of Epidural Bupivacaine and Lidocaine in Labor. Columb, Malachy O. FRCA; Lyons, Gordon FRCA. Anesthesia & Analgesia 81(4):p 833-837, October 1995.

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