Venkat R R Mantha

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BACKGROUND This prospective, randomized study was performed to see if intermittent labor epidural analgesia was protective against maternal intrapartum fever, compared to continuous epidural infusion. METHODS Ninety-two healthy, term, nulliparous women in spontaneous labor were assigned to either intermittent (ILEA) or continuous labor epidural analgesia(More)
BACKGROUND As an alternative to current methods of local nerve block, we studied the feasibility of producing ankle block in the rat with IV injection of magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) associated with ropivacaine and application of a magnet at the ankle. METHODS The anesthetic effect of magnet-directed ropivacaine-associated MNPs (MNP/Ropiv) was tested in(More)
BACKGROUND Maternal fever during labor epidural analgesia (LEA) may cause increased maternal and cord serum inflammatory cytokines. We report the effects of intermittent and continuous LEA on these cytokines. METHODS Ninety-two women were randomly assigned to continuous (CLEA) or intermittent (ILEA) groups, 46 in each. Maternal temperature was checked and(More)
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