Inadequate pain relief with labor epidurals: a multivariate analysis of associated factors.

@article{Agaram2009InadequatePR,
  title={Inadequate pain relief with labor epidurals: a multivariate analysis of associated factors.},
  author={R Agaram and M. J. Douglas and Ryan A. McTaggart and Vit Gunka},
  journal={International journal of obstetric anesthesia},
  year={2009},
  volume={18 1},
  pages={10-4}
}
BACKGROUND Labor epidural analgesia providing inadequate pain relief may cause maternal dissatisfaction and may fail to produce effective anesthesia when topped up for operative delivery. This study looked at factors associated with inadequate labor epidural analgesia. METHODS Data were prospectively collected from 275 parturients receiving labor epidural analgesia. Pain was assessed 30 min after epidural insertion using a verbal pain scale of 0 to 100. A score of 10 or more was considered to… CONTINUE READING