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Perioperative transversus abdominis plane (TAP) blocks for analgesia after abdominal surgery.
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There is only limited evidence to suggest use of perioperative TAP block reduces opioid consumption and pain scores after abdominal surgery when compared with no intervention or placebo. Expand
Epidural versus non-epidural or no analgesia for pain management in labour.
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There was a substantial decrease in the need for additional pain relief in women receiving epidural analgesia compared with opioid analgesia, and a higher proportion were satisfied with their pain relief, reporting it to be "excellent or very good" (average risk ratio (RR) 1.47). Expand
Techniques for preventing hypotension during spinal anaesthesia for caesarean section.
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No intervention reliably prevents hypotension during spinal anaesthesia for caesarean section, and further trials are recommended, in particular assessing a combination of the beneficial interventions, ie colloid or crystalloid preloading, ephedrine administration and leg compression with bandages, stockings or inflatable boots. Expand
Techniques for preventing hypotension during spinal anaesthesia for caesarean section.
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While interventions such as colloids, ephedrine, phenylephrine or lower leg compression can reduce the incidence of hypotension, none have been shown to eliminate the need to treat maternal hypotension during spinal anaesthesia for caesarean section. Expand
Effects of sevoflurane versus other general anaesthesia on emergence agitation in children.
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To compare sevoflurane with other general anaesthetic agents, with or without pharmacological or non-pharmacological adjuncts, with regard to risk of EA in children during emergence from anaesthesia, this systematic review included 158 studies involving 14,045 children. Expand
Non-pharmacological interventions for assisting the induction of anaesthesia in children.
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This review shows that the presence of parents during induction of general anaesthesia does not reduce their child's anxiety, and promising non-pharmacological interventions such as parental acupuncture; clown doctors; hypnotherapy; low sensory stimulation; and hand-held video games needs to be investigated further. Expand
Combined spinal-epidural versus epidural analgesia in labour.
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There appears to be little basis for offering CSE over epidural analgesia in labour with no difference in overall maternal satisfaction despite a slightly faster onset with CSE and less pruritus with epidurals. Expand
Combined spinal-epidural versus epidural analgesia in labour.
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No difference was found between CSE and epidural techniques with regards to maternal mobility, rescue analgesia requirements, the incidence of post dural puncture headache, hypotension, urinary retention, mode of delivery, or admission of the baby to the neonatal unit. Expand
Complementary and alternative therapies for pain management in labour.
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Acupuncture and hypnosis may be beneficial for the management of pain during labour and the outcome measures were maternal satisfaction, use of pharmacological pain relief and maternal and neonatal adverse outcomes. Expand
Techniques for preventing hypotension during spinal anaesthesia for caesarean section.
TLDR
Four of the twelve interventions reviewed are shown to reduce the incidence of hypotension under spinal anaesthesia for caesarean section, and the intervention is implemented in response to a fall in blood pressure rather than for prevention. Expand
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