Epinephrine Does Not Alter Human Intervillous Blood Flow during Epidural Anesthesia

@article{Albright1981EpinephrineDN,
  title={Epinephrine Does Not Alter Human Intervillous Blood Flow during Epidural Anesthesia},
  author={George A. Albright and Ritta Jouppita and Arno I. Hollmen and Pentti Jouppila and H. Vierola and A. Koivula},
  journal={Anesthesiology},
  year={1981},
  volume={54},
  pages={131–135}
}
The effect of epinephrine given epidurally with local anesthet***s on uterine blood flow is controversial. Previous work in pregnant ewes demonstrated a transient but significant (14 per cent) decrease in uterine blood flow when 2-chloroprocaine with epinephrine (10 μg/ml) was used. The authors administered 2-chloroprocaine, 10 ml, with epinephrine (5 μg/ml) to 12 healthy women during the first stage of labor. By use of intravenously injected 133Xe, intervillous blood flow was measured before… Expand
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