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Anesthesia and analgesia for labor.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1450344     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Epidural analgesia remains the mainstay for providing pain relief during labor. The search continues to find the ideal combination of analgesic agents and administration techniques that will provide excellent pain relief for the mother yet minimize side effects to the mother and fetus. This article reviews recent studies of epidural analgesia, including the increased use of epidural opioids, patient-controlled epidural analgesia, and the complications of epidural analgesia (including effects on gastric emptying, maternal temperature control, and hemodynamic changes to the mother and fetus). Intrathecal (spinal) analgesia, especially using opioids, is also discussed.
A P Harris; R U Michitsch
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current opinion in obstetrics & gynecology     Volume:  4     ISSN:  1040-872X     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr. Opin. Obstet. Gynecol.     Publication Date:  1992 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-01-06     Completed Date:  1993-01-06     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9007264     Medline TA:  Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  813-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anesthesiology/Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287.
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MeSH Terms
Analgesia, Epidural* / adverse effects
Analgesia, Obstetrical / adverse effects,  methods*
Analgesia, Patient-Controlled
Anesthesia, Epidural* / adverse effects
Anesthesia, Obstetrical / adverse effects,  methods*
Anesthesia, Spinal*

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