Differential impacts of modes of anaesthesia on the risk of stroke among preeclamptic women who undergo Caesarean delivery: A population-based study

C. J. Huang, Y. C. Fan, Pei-Shan Tsai

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Abstract

Background. This study compared the stroke-free survival rates and hazard ratios (HRs) for stroke between preeclamptic women who received general anaesthesia and those who received neuraxial anaesthesia for Caesarean section (CS). Methods. This study used 2002-7 data from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database. The stroke-free survival rate was estimated by the Kaplan-Meier method. The log-rank test was used to examine the difference in the stroke-free survival rates between general, spinal, and epidural anaesthesia. The Cox proportional hazard regression was used to estimate the HR for general anaesthesia. Results. A total of 303 862 women underwent CS of which 8567 had preeclampsia (75 stroke cases) and 295 295 did not (303 stroke cases). The stroke-free survival rate was significantly lower in the preeclamptic women who received general anaesthesia when compared with those who received epidural (P=0.008) or spinal anaesthesia (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)818-826
Number of pages9
JournalBritish Journal of Anaesthesia
Volume105
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2010

Keywords

  • anaesthesia
  • Caesarean section
  • preeclampsia
  • stroke

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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