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The use of epidural bupivacaine for the relief of childbirth pain.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3304253     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Epidural anaesthesia is now a widely used method for pain relief in childbirth, particularly using the drug Bupivacaine. There are nevertheless differing opinions in the research literature about the advisability of its routine use. While it is clearly very effective in relieving labour pain, there are some consistent, troublesome patterns; for example, a strong association between epidural use and other interventions, such as instrumental delivery. Further, there are no clear answers from the research to date concerning the risks and benefits of epidural anaesthesia for infant and mother. Answers could be provided by randomized clinical trials, but meanwhile a conservative approach to its use is recommended for uncomplicated labours.
A Bennett; J Lumley; D Bartlett
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Australian paediatric journal     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0004-993X     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust Paediatr J     Publication Date:  1987 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-08-28     Completed Date:  1987-08-28     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15420340R     Medline TA:  Aust Paediatr J     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  13-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Anesthesia, Epidural*
Anesthesia, Obstetrical*
Bupivacaine* / administration & dosage
Infant, Newborn
Labor, Obstetric*
Pain / prevention & control*
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