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The effect of bupivacaine paracervical block on the neurobehavioural responses of newborn infants.
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PMID:  3188827     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The effects of maternal bupivacaine paracervical block on neonatal neurobehavioural responses were studied at the ages of 3 h, 1 day, 2 days and 4-5 days. Subjects were healthy, term neonates born vaginally to 10 mothers with paracervical block and to 12 mothers without analgesia. No statistically significant differences were found in the responses between the groups. It is concluded that paracervical block with a small dose of bupivacaine, applied by experienced obstetricians to non-risk parturients with healthy foetuses, has no detrimental effects on newborn behaviour or neurological recovery.
T Kangas-Saarela; R Jouppila; J Puolakka; P Jouppila; A Hollmén; M Puukka
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta anaesthesiologica Scandinavica     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0001-5172     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Anaesthesiol Scand     Publication Date:  1988 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-12-08     Completed Date:  1988-12-08     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370270     Medline TA:  Acta Anaesthesiol Scand     Country:  DENMARK    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  566-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anaesthesiology, University of Oulu, Finland.
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MeSH Terms
Anesthesia, Obstetrical*
Autonomic Nerve Block*
Habituation, Psychophysiologic / physiology
Infant, Newborn* / physiology,  psychology
Muscle Tonus
Orientation / physiology
Reflex / physiology
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