Continuous epidural analgesia in the obstetric patient: a feasibility study using a mechanical infusion pump.

Abstract

Eleven patients in uncomplicated labour received a continuous infusion of 0-125 or 0-25% bupivacaine solutions into the epidural space, using a simple rotary pump. Maternal and umbilical cord venous plasma bupivacaine levels were measured and were found to be within safe limits for mother and baby. Incidence of complications were noted. 

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@article{Glover1977ContinuousEA, title={Continuous epidural analgesia in the obstetric patient: a feasibility study using a mechanical infusion pump.}, author={Donna J. Glover}, journal={Anaesthesia}, year={1977}, volume={32 5}, pages={499-503} }