amnioinfusion


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amnioinfusion

 [am″ne-o-in-fu´zhun]
1. injection of solutions into the amniotic fluid, usually to induce abortion.
2. infusion of normal saline to increase intra-amniotic fluid in cases of oligohydramnios or rupture of the membranes; this may reduce the number and severity of variable decelerations due to cord compression during labor; see also fetal monitoring.
3. in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the infusion of fluid into the uterus during labor to relieve umbilical cord compression or to dilute meconium-stained fluid.

am·ni·o·in·fu·sion

(am'nē-ō-in-fyu'zhŭn),
Infusion of warmed saline through an intrauterine catheter during labor, for umbilical cord compromise due to low volume of amnionic fluid, or for thick meconium in labor.

amnioinfusion

/am·nio·in·fu·sion/ (-in-fu´zhun) introduction of solutions into the amnion.

amnioinfusion

a nursing intervention from the Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) defined as infusion of fluid into the uterus during labor to relieve umbilical cord compression or to dilute meconium-stained fluid. See also Nursing Interventions Classification.

amnioinfusion

Intra-amniotic infusion Obstetrics The injection of any fluid into the amniotic cavity, either to
1. Replenish intra-uterine volume after rupture of membranes to facilitate fetal manipulation before a vaginal deliver, or.
2. To induce labor. See Saline abortion, Prostaglandin abortion.

am·ni·o·in·fu·sion

(am'nē-ō-in-fyū'zhŭn)
Infusion of warmed saline through an intrauterine catheter during labor, for umbilical cord compromise due to low volume of amnionic fluid, or for thick meconium in labor.
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Actualmente se describen multiples metodos terapeuticos, con el objetivo de normalizar el volumen de liquido amniotico en caso de Rotura Prematura de Membranas (RPM), ya sea previniendo la perdida del liquido amniotico mediante la realizacion de amnioparche con oclusion por fibrina, plaquetas o crioprecipitado, o aumentando el volumen de liquido amniotico mediante la tecnica de la amnioinfusion, ya sea transabdominal o transcervical anteparto (1).
Se encontro la mejor sensibilidad con la amnioinfusion con azul de Evans, con la placental alpha microglobulin-1 (PAMG-1) > 5 ng/mL en vagina y con Manoseense[TM] pH > 5,2 (100%).
Results: Four studies were retrieved having unduplicated data describing amnioinfusion in women who were attempting a trial of labor after previous cesarean section.
Kevin Cornwell, CEO of Utah Medical Products, explains that during obstetric procedures, such as labor induction or amnioinfusion, the mother's contractions can accelerate to dangerous levels--cutting off oxygen supply through the umbilical cord, causing the placenta to rupture, or creating a number of other complications.
The family physicians performed vacuum-assisted deliveries, utilized amnioinfusion, and used continuous or intermittent fetal monitoring.
An amnioinfusion to reduce the risk of further FHR decelerations was ordered.
The nurses treated fetal distress by changing the maternal position and performing amnioinfusion.
Del mismo modo, en presencia de desaceleraciones variables recurrentes o tincion meconial, la amnioinfusion transcervical puede reducir la tasa de cesarea de manera segura para la madre y el feto (30, 37).
Amnioinfusion, that is, the infusion of a solution into the uterine cavity to cushion the umbilical cord--also may be used in managing umbilical cord compression.