Epidural versus non-epidural or no analgesia for pain management in labour.

@article{AnimSomuah2018EpiduralVN,
  title={Epidural versus non-epidural or no analgesia for pain management in labour.},
  author={M. Anim-Somuah and R. Smyth and A. Cyna and A. Cuthbert},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
  year={2018},
  volume={5},
  pages={
          CD000331
        }
}
BACKGROUND Epidural analgesia is a central nerve block technique achieved by injection of a local anaesthetic close to the nerves that transmit pain, and is widely used as a form of pain relief in labour. However, there are concerns about unintended adverse effects on the mother and infant. This is an update of an existing Cochrane Review (Epidural versus non-epidural or no analgesia in labour), last published in 2011. OBJECTIVES To assess the effectiveness and safety of all types of epidural… Expand
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