Ear acupuncture or local anaesthetics as pain relief during postpartum surgical repair: a randomised controlled trial.

@article{Kindberg2009EarAO,
  title={Ear acupuncture or local anaesthetics as pain relief during postpartum surgical repair: a randomised controlled trial.},
  author={Sara Fevre Kindberg and L Kl{\"u}nder and Janni Str\om and Tine Brink Henriksen},
  journal={BJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology},
  year={2009},
  volume={116 4},
  pages={569-76}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate two methods of pain relief during postpartum surgical repair in regard to effectiveness, wound healing and patient evaluation. DESIGN A randomised controlled trial testing a pragmatic set-up of brief training of clinicians. SETTING Delivery ward at a Danish district hospital with approximately 1600 annual deliveries. POPULATION Primiparous women with a vaginal delivery at term who needed surgical repair of lacerations to the labia or the vagina, perineal lacerations… CONTINUE READING

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