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Metaraminol (By injection)

Prevents and treats severe low blood pressure.

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Effect of metaraminol on maintaining hemodynamics during anaesthesia: a meta-analysis

Bibliographic details: Du LP, Zhang YX, Mei D.  Effect of metaraminol on maintaining hemodynamics during anaesthesia: a meta-analysis. Chinese Pharmaceutical Journal 2014; 49(7): 613-617 Available from: http://c.wanfangdata.com.cn/periodical/zgyxzz/2014-7.aspx

Preload or coload for spinal anesthesia for elective cesarean delivery: a meta-analysis

The review found that in women who underwent elective caesarean delivery under spinal anaesthesia, the timing of fluid loading did not affect the incidence of hypotension regardless of whether colloid or crystalloid fluids were used. Although only a few small studies were available, their findings were consistent. The review was well-conducted and the authors’ conclusions appear reliable.

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