Pain relief in labour by transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)

@article{vanderSpank2000PainRI,
  title={Pain relief in labour by transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)},
  author={Judith van der Spank and Dirk Cambier and H De Paepe and Lieven Danneels and Erik Witvrouw and Lisa Beerens},
  journal={Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics},
  year={2000},
  volume={264},
  pages={131-136}
}
Abstract For several years Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) has been used in the management of chronic and acute pain. The aim of this trial was to determine its effectiveness in providing pain relief during labour as well as its influence on the incidence of requests for epidural analgesia. The experimental group (receiving TENS by a burst – conventional obstetric TENS-apparatus) and the control population (not receiving TENS) consisted of 24 and 35 women respectively. In the… 

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