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Epidural analgesia for labor in a community hospital.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8296589     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Epidural analgesia offers excellent relief from the pain of uterine contractions during labor. It is well tolerated by both mother and baby. However, recent reports suggest that epidurals increase the rate of both cesarean sections and instrumental deliveries, with their attendant costs and morbidities. At our community hospital, 100 consecutive labors using epidural anesthetics were contrasted with 100 consecutive labors managed without them. No significant differences were found in birth weights, Apgar scores, cesarean section rate, or complications. Forceps use was greatly increased, from 13% to 37% (p < 0.01).
Authors:
D A Bright
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Family practice research journal     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0270-2304     ISO Abbreviation:  Fam Pract Res J     Publication Date:  1993 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-02-25     Completed Date:  1994-02-25     Revised Date:  2012-02-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8208228     Medline TA:  Fam Pract Res J     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  261-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Family Practice Residency Program, Cheyenne, University of Wyoming.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Analgesia, Epidural*
Analgesia, Obstetrical*
Cesarean Section / utilization
Female
Hospitals, Community
Humans
Labor, Obstetric*
Obstetric Labor Complications
Obstetrical Forceps / utilization
Pregnancy
Retrospective Studies
Wyoming

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