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Table 1 List of articles and their key findings included in this study

From: Impact of COVID-19 on obstetric anesthesia: a systematic review

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What obstetricians should know about obstetric anesthesia during the COVID-19 pandemic

Avoid general anesthesia, opt neuraxial analgesia, avoid emergent C-section childbirth

(Ring et al. 2020)


Neuraxial procedures in COVID-19 positive parturients: a review of current reports

The neuraxial procedure should adopt for COVID-19 infected pregnant women

(Bauer et al. 2020a)


Safety and efficacy of different anesthetic regimens for parturients with COVID-19 undergoing Cesarean delivery: a case series of 17 patients

Epidural and general anesthesia is safe for C-section delivery, PPE required for medical staff safety

(Chen et al. 2020b)


Anesthetic Management for Emergent Cesarean Delivery in a Parturient with Recent Diagnosis of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): A Case Report

Combined spinal and epidural anesthesia is effective and ensures the safety of the patient

(Song et al. 2020)


Spinal anesthesia for patients with Coronavirus Disease 2019 and possible transmission rates in anesthetists: retrospective, single-center, observational cohort study

Administration of spinal anesthesia was safe for COVID-19-infected patients and BSL-3 PPE are important for obstetric anesthesiologists

(Zhong et al. 2020)


Obstetric anesthesia care and Covid-19

Neuraxial anesthesia recommended

(Kader and Siddik-Sayyid 2020)


Practice recommendations on neuraxial anesthesia and peripheral nerve blocks during the COVID-19 pandemic

Anesthesia care should provide only for urgent and critical cases

(Uppal et al. 2020)


Safe anesthesia and analgesia for obstetric patients in COVID 19 pandemic

Special facilities are required for the care of COVID-19 pregnant women such as video laryngoscope should be preferred over direct laryngoscope to avoid the direct contact of medical staff with infected women

(Ismail and Aman 2020)


Putting It All Together: Clinical Considerations in the Care of Critically Ill Obstetric Patients with COVID-19

(Oxford-Horrey et al. 2020)


Successful Anesthetic Management in Cesarean Section for Pregnant Woman with COVID-19

Spinal anesthesia should prefer over general anesthesia in case of a C-section

(Hani et al. 2020)


Considerations and strategies in the organisation of obstetric anesthesia care during the 2019 COVID-19 outbreak in Singapore

Communication is necessary between staff, institutional leadership, and paramedics to get more and more knowledge and practices against COVID-19

(Lee et al. 2020)


Anesthetic Management of Pregnant Patients With COVID-19

No vertical transmission of COVID-19 infection from mother to infant is possible, epidural anesthesia should be considered and continuous monitoring of platelet count to prevent the risk of thrombocytopenia

(Daykin and Moore 2020)


Considerations and Recommendations for Obstetric Anesthesia Care During COVID-19 Pandemic-Saudi Anesthesia Society Guidelines

Special care and facilities are required for the care of COVID-19 pregnant women

(Alyamani et al. 2020)


COVID-19: Obstetric anesthesia care considerations

Patients should inform hospital staff if infected prior to hospital admission, use of isolation rooms and PPEs

(Herman et al. 2021)


What obstetricians should know about obstetric anesthesia during the COVID-19 pandemic

Do not opt for general anesthesia, prefer early neuraxial analgesia

Use of PPEs

(Ring et al. 2020)


Obstetric Anesthesia During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic

(Bauer et al. 2020b)


Novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19. Practice recommendations for obstetric anesthesia: what we have learned thus far

(Bampoe et al. 2020)