Remifentanil patient-controlled analgesia for labour: optimizing drug delivery regimens.

@article{Balki2007RemifentanilPA,
  title={Remifentanil patient-controlled analgesia for labour: optimizing drug delivery regimens.},
  author={Mrinalini Balki and Shilpa V Kasodekar and Sudhir Dhumne Mbbs and Paul Bernstein and Jos{\'e} Carlos Almeida Carvalho},
  journal={Canadian journal of anaesthesia = Journal canadien d'anesthesie},
  year={2007},
  volume={54 8},
  pages={626-633}
}
PURPOSE A pilot study was undertaken to compare the efficacy of two regimens of intravenous patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) with remifentanil for labour analgesia. METHODS Twenty term parturients requesting labour analgesia were randomized to receive one of two regimens of intravenous remifentanil. The initial settings in both groups consisted of an infusion of 0.025 μg·kg-1·min-1, a PCA bolus of 0.25 μg·kg-1 and a lockout interval of two minutes. In Group A, the infusion was increased in… CONTINUE READING
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