Combined spinal epidural for labor using sufentanil epidurally versus intrathecally: influence on fetal heart rate

@inproceedings{Everaert2012CombinedSE,
  title={Combined spinal epidural for labor using sufentanil epidurally versus intrathecally: influence on fetal heart rate},
  author={Nele Everaert and Marc Coppens},
  year={2012}
}
Background: Non-reassuring changes in foetal heart trace following combined spinal epidural for labour are at times attributed to the intrathecal use of opioids. We retrospectively compared a protocol using sufentanil and ropivacaine intrathecally with a protocol in which only ropivacaine was administered intrathecally and sufentanil was used solely epidurally. Methods: 520 cardiotocographic tracings were examined for changes in foetal heart rate and uterine activity following combined spinal… CONTINUE READING

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