Complications of obstetric epidural analgesia and anaesthesia: a prospective analysis of 10,995 cases.

@article{Paech1998ComplicationsOO,
  title={Complications of obstetric epidural analgesia and anaesthesia: a prospective analysis of 10,995 cases.},
  author={M. Paech and R. Godkin and S. Webster},
  journal={International journal of obstetric anesthesia},
  year={1998},
  volume={7 1},
  pages={
          5-11
        }
}
Although epidural anaesthesia and analgesia are widely used in obstetrics, there are no large contemporary prospective series detailing associated complications. [...] Key Method Prospective data was collected on all obstetric epidural blocks performed for labour and delivery in a single institution between July 1989 and August 1994. A data entry sheet was compiled and entered onto a computer database. Confidence intervals for proportions were calculated using standard methods. Information from 10 995 epidural…Expand
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