Desflurane analgesia for vaginal delivery.

  title={Desflurane analgesia for vaginal delivery.},
  author={Therese K. Abboud and François Swart and Juan Zhu and Maryann Donovan and E Peres da Silva and K Yakal},
  journal={Acta anaesthesiologica Scandinavica},
  volume={39 2},
The use of subanaesthetic concentration of inhalational anaesthetic for vaginal delivery offers many advantages to the mother and newborn. Desflurane, with the characteristics of rapid onset and minimal metabolism, may provide better analgesia and safety for labour pain control. Eighty healthy parturients were randomly assigned to receive either desflurane 1.0-4.5% and oxygen (n = 40) or nitrous oxide 30-60% in oxygen (n = 40). Analgesia was assessed using a score from 0 (no relief) to 4… CONTINUE READING

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