Effect of segmental extradural analgesia on placental blood flow during normal labour.

@article{Jouppila1978EffectOS,
  title={Effect of segmental extradural analgesia on placental blood flow during normal labour.},
  author={R. Jouppila and Pentti Jouppila and Antti Hollmen and Jyrki T. Kuikka},
  journal={British journal of anaesthesia},
  year={1978},
  volume={50 6},
  pages={563-7}
}
Placental blood flow was measured during the first stage of normal labour using a xenon-133 clearance technique before and after segmental extradural analgesia. Analgesia was produced with 0.5% plain bupivacaine in eight patients and with 0.5% bupivacaine--adrenaline in 10 patients. Segmental extradural analgesia with a small dose (20 mg) of bupivacaine did… CONTINUE READING