Tina P Strauss-Hoder

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The purpose of this randomized, double blinded and controlled study was to determine the optimal dose of intrathecal fentanyl when combined with bupivacaine 2.5 mg for initiation of labor analgesia. Parous parturients with cervical dilation between 3 and 5 cm were randomized to receive intrathecal fentanyl 0 (control), 5, 10, 15, 20 or 25 micrograms,(More)
UNLABELLED Labor analgesia initiated with intrathecal bupivacaine and fentanyl, without a local anesthetic epidural test dose, provides effective analgesia and allows ambulation. In this study, we sought to determine the effect of a lidocaine-epinephrine test dose administered immediately after the initiation of combined spinal-epidural (CSE) analgesia with(More)
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