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Sevoflurane analgesia in obstetrics: a pilot study.
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PMID:  15321492     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Continuous and intermittent administration of inhalational anesthetics has been successfully employed for treating pain during labor. We conjectured that intermittent sevoflurane administration would be effective for pain relief during labor without side effects to the mother or fetus. Fifty parturients breathed a mixture of 2-3% sevoflurane, oxygen and air before each uterine contraction began. The patients assessed the quality of analgesia by using a visual analogue scale (0-10) before the administration of sevoflurane and after each uterine contraction. All parturients but one were satisfied, demonstrating a mean visual analogue score before and after sevoflurane administration of 8.7 +/- 1.1 and 3.3 +/- 1.5, respectively. Apgar scores at 1 and 5 min were 9 (range 5-9) and 10 (range 8-10), respectively. Our findings suggest that sevoflurane could be effective for the treatment of labor pain.
A Toscano; C Pancaro; S Giovannoni; G Minelli; C Baldi; G Guerrieri; J A Crowhurst; V A Peduto
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of obstetric anesthesia     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0959-289X     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Obstet Anesth     Publication Date:  2003 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-08-23     Completed Date:  2005-02-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9200430     Medline TA:  Int J Obstet Anesth     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  79-82     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, University Hospital, Perugia, Italy.
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Int J Obstet Anesth. 2003 Apr;12(2):71-3   [PMID:  15321490 ]

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