Maternal fever, neonatal sepsis evaluation, and epidural labor analgesia.

@article{Viscomi2000MaternalFN,
  title={Maternal fever, neonatal sepsis evaluation, and epidural labor analgesia.},
  author={Christopher M Viscomi and T R Manullang},
  journal={Regional anesthesia and pain medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={25 5},
  pages={549-53}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Numerous studies have found an association between epidural analgesia for labor and maternal fever (temperature > or =38 degrees C). Maternal fever often results in treatment with maternal or neonatal antibiotics, neonatal sepsis evaluation, and increased costs. METHODS Medline was used to identify literature regarding the association between epidural labor analgesia and maternal fever/neonatal sepsis. Studies examining thermoregulation during pregnancy and/or… CONTINUE READING