Correspondence  |   April 2018
Neonatal Outcome after Maternal Supine Position for Elective Cesarean Delivery under Spinal Anesthesia: Was the Umbilical Cord Blood Sampling Procedure Reliable?
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  • Prince Sultan Military Medical City, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. mahmouddaoud@gmail.com
  • (Accepted for publication December 21, 2017.)
    (Accepted for publication December 21, 2017.)×
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Correspondence
Correspondence   |   April 2018
Neonatal Outcome after Maternal Supine Position for Elective Cesarean Delivery under Spinal Anesthesia: Was the Umbilical Cord Blood Sampling Procedure Reliable?
Anesthesiology 4 2018, Vol.128, 859-860. doi:10.1097/ALN.0000000000002094
Anesthesiology 4 2018, Vol.128, 859-860. doi:10.1097/ALN.0000000000002094
I read with interest the article by Lee et al.1  and the accompanying editorial by Farber and Bateman2  regarding the effects of maternal supine position during planned cesarean delivery with spinal anesthesia on neonatal acid-base status as well as on maternal blood pressure and cardiac output. I congratulate Lee et al.1  for their hard work in producing this demanding study to test the noninferiority of supine position during contemporary clinical use of a crystalloid coload and phenylephrine infusion. I have several points, however, that I wish to address regarding this study by Lee et al.
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