atony


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atony

[′at·ən·ē]
(medicine)
Absence or extremely low degree of tonus.
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Vaginal births comprise nearly two-thirds of all deliveries, and those patients are still at risk for uterine atony and bleeding," said Crowson, a nurse anesthetist at BUMC.
Poor documentation of additional uterotonic agents given to treat uterine atony, both by the anaesthetist during the surgery and by the obstetrician or nurses postoperatively
There was a study out of the same database last year looking at the role of obesity as a risk factor for postpartum hemorrhage, and they found when they looked at the risk of postpartum hemorrhage from retained placenta or from laceration, there was no effect of BMI [body mass index] in those categories, but a very, very strong effect on risk of atony, suggesting that there is some specificity in the way that these codes are being applied," Dr.
Oxytocin, commonly used to prevent postpartum atony and haemorrhage, continues to generate controversy among anaesthetists and obstetricians caring for women having caesarean sections.
In the esophagus, epidermolysis bullosa can affect anatomical motility though strictures, herniations, atony reflux, and other problems.
5) Associations include trauma, constipation, distal colonic obstruction (ie, colonic carcinoma or diverticulitis), atony (colonic ileus/pseudo-obstruction), colonoscopy, postpartum abdomen, and postoperative abdomen.
Gibson, Kiveton Park, South Yorkshire ATOny Wood made a variety of different teapots and figural (character/Toby) jugs.
Uterine balloon tamponade is better known for treatment of primary PPH from uterine atony or placenta praevia.
Alpha antagonists were not initiated, as the clinical picture was one of bladder atony, and not dyssynergia.
Ignatia amara (ignatia) for nervous atony, where the patient is cold and especially when coldness of the extremities is a distressing feature of the menopause.
The investigators conclude that misoprostol is clinically equivalent due to uterine atony in women who have received oxytocin prophylactically during the third stage of labour, but that oxytocin is still the drug of choice.