Options for systemic labor analgesia.

  title={Options for systemic labor analgesia.},
  author={Shmuel Evron and Tiberiu Ezri},
  journal={Current opinion in anaesthesiology},
  volume={20 3},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW This article reviews the challenging practice of systemic analgesia as an alternative to epidural analgesia for labor pain, and places remifentanil within the context of opioid analgesics suitable for managing for labor pain. RECENT FINDINGS Although systemic opioids have long been used for labor analgesia, they have become less popular because of frequent maternal and neonatal side effects. Recently, their efficacy has been questioned. Patient-controlled intravenous… CONTINUE READING


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