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

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%).
The two patients were given amnioinfusion antenatally.
Just last week we had a problem where the fluid around the baby was gone and we were worried the baby was going to die, and we have to tell you that induction is the best thing and that probably labor isn't going to work because there's no fluid around the baby and we can try amnioinfusion and in fact the baby tolerated labor for half an hour and looked really bad and luckily they accepted the section, but if she'd had an induction two weeks earlier she might have had a different outcome, and it's hard to get that through to them.
For practitioners and students, this guide describes about 400 nursing procedures, with many new for this edition, such as sexual assault examination, basic sterile technique, immunization guidelines, use of bariatric beds, hearing aid care, arterial and venous sheath removal, chest tube removal, and amnioinfusion. Procedures cover every clinical area, including maternal-neonatal, pediatric, and psychiatric care, with information on documentation, equipment, and complications.
Estos efectos se verian probablemente atenuados por muestra de sangre fetal (Thacker, 1999) (24), por amnioinfusion en caso de desaceleraciones variables preocupantes (Hofmeyr, 1999) (25) o por una combinacion de ambas tecnicas.
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. Then the ObGyn came to the bedside and ordered cesarean delivery.