Epidural analgesia and maternal morbidity

Epidural analgesia and maternal morbidity

In this episode, Dr. Rachel Kearns discussed the findings from her study -Epidural analgesia during labour and severe maternal morbidity: population-based study. This study solidifies that anesthesiologists bring more to the table than “just” labor pain management.

Epidural analgesia during labour and severe maternal morbidity: population-based study.
https://www.bmj.com/content/385/bmj-2023-077190
Unlocking maternal health: labour epidurals and severe morbidity
https://www.bmj.com/content/385/bmj.q1053
Use of Labor Neuraxial Analgesia for Vaginal Delivery and Severe Maternal Morbidity
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35191971/

Janah Ncube

Janah Ncube

Janah Ncube is Deputy Chief Executive Officer at Crisis Action, a global organization working on the protection of civilians in conflict. Janah champions issues of women’s rights for those in conflict. She speaks about saving lives, persevering through adversity, and how authenticity has fueled her success in Zimbabwe and the continent of Africa.

Bridging Worlds: Impacting Health from Uganda to Yale and Back Again (Part Two)

Bridging Worlds: Impacting Health from Uganda to Yale and Back Again (Part Two)

In Bridging Worlds: A Journey Through Global Health (Part Two), Dr. Sharon Chekijian continues to talk with Professor Harriet Mayanja-Kizza on her journey through global health. They discuss the challenges of decolonizing global health efforts and how international collaborations have fueled significant changes. They also touch on the complexities of conducting research in resource-limited settings, the impact of brain drain on healthcare, and the importance of mentorship and equal partnership in medical training. Through her reflections, you’ll gain insights into the evolving landscape of global health, the resilience of healthcare providers in Uganda, and the interconnectedness of our world, especially highlighted during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bridging Worlds: Impacting Health from Uganda to Yale and Back Again (Part One)

Bridging Worlds: Impacting Health from Uganda to Yale and Back Again (Part One)

In Bridging Worlds: A Journey Through Global Health (Part One), Dr. Sharon Chekijian talks with Professor Harriet Mayanja-Kizza, a distinguished figure in medicine and education. With her extensive work at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda, and her pivotal role in fostering international collaborations, Dr. Mayanja-Kizza’s contributions have left a lasting mark on medical training and research across continents. Her work also extends to Yale University, as she is also a longtime collaborator of Dr. Tracy Rabin, Associate Professor of Medicine at the Yale School of Medicine, as they co-direct the Makerere University-Yale University (MUYU) Bidirectional Exchange. Tune in to hear her compelling story, from her early inspirations to her remarkable achievements and her unique perspective on mentorship and leadership in the field of global health.

Global Health, Digital Health and AI

Global Health, Digital Health and AI

Our guest is Riccardo Lampariello, who is a statistician by training and brings almost 25 years of experience in health. He initially spent 10 years in the pharmaceutical industry and then moved into the not-for-profit sector: GAVI, UICC and Terre des hommes. In 2022 he joined D-tree as their CEO. D-tree’s mission is to expand access to high-quality, essential healthcare by enabling better decision making.

His experience includes clinical operations, portfolio management, business development, capacity building, and public health. In the last 10 years, he has focused on adapting digital health solutions to the unique contexts of developing countries and scale them successfully to national level in Burkina Faso, India and Zanzibar. He also acquired substantial experience on data governance. He holds a MSc in Statistics and a MBA specialized in not-for-profit.

The interview was recorded on May 17th, 2024.

Further Reading and Links

The BBC video embedded in this interview can be found at: https://www.bbc.com/storyworks/healthier-together/how-tanzania-is-tackling-the-healthcare-gap

A video jointly produced by Yale BIDS and D-Tree on their work in Zanzibar can be found at: https://youtu.be/2i4baqXzapw?feature=shared
You can learn more about D-tree’s work: https://www.d-tree.org/

You can sign up to D-tree’s newsletter to stay up to date about their work: https://eepurl.com/dnYta5

WHO guidelines for chatbots for sexual and reproductive guidance https://iris.who.int/bitstream/handle/10665/376294/9789240090705-eng.pdf?sequence=1

Failed Spinal after intrathecal injection

Failed Spinal after intrathecal injection

In this episode, Dr. Vishal Uppal and Allana Munro discussed with us the findings from their study -The Incidence and Predictors of Failed Spinal Anesthesia After Intrathecal Injection of Local Anesthetic for Cesarean Delivery: A Single-Center, 9-Year Retrospective Review.
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37014966/

Anesthesia-Related Maternal Mortality in the United States: 1979–2002
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21173646/

Can epidurals as a quality marker
Epidural analgesia during labour and severe maternal morbidity: population based study
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/38777357/

Use of Labor Neuraxial Analgesia for Vaginal Delivery and Severe Maternal Morbidity
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35191971/

Raising the Standards: RCOA Quality Improvement Compendium. Accessed March 1, 2023. https://rcoa.ac.uk/sites/default/files/documents/2020-08/21075%20RCoA%20Audit%20Recipe%20Book_16%20Section%20B.7_p241-268_AW.pdf

Mechanism and Management of Failed Spinal Anesthesia – NYSORA
https://www.nysora.com/topics/complications/mechanisms-management-failed-spinal-anesthesia/