Influence of a prolonged lateral position on induction of spinal anesthesia for cesarean delivery

Minerva Anestesiologica, 06/04/2012

During spinal anesthesia for elective cesarean delivery, maintaining the lateral position for 6min after an intrathecal injection of hyperbaric bupivacaine resulted in a more gradual and higher cephalad sensory block, without an increase in the incidence of maternal hypotension.

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