Diazepam as an induction agent for caesarean section: a clinical and pharmacokinetic study of fetal drug exposure.


The transplacental passage and clinical effects of diazepam have been studied in 30 patients undergoing elective Caesarean section. General anaesthesia was induced with diazepam (20 mg) and maintained with nitrous oxide/oxygen. The time from completed intravenous injection of diazepam to clamping of the umbilical cord varied from 184 to 810 seconds. The… (More)


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