Safe epidural analgesia in thirty parturients with platelet counts between 69,000 and 98,000 mm(-3).

@article{Beilin1997SafeEA,
  title={Safe epidural analgesia in thirty parturients with platelet counts between 69,000 and 98,000 mm(-3).},
  author={Yaakov Beilin and J. Zahn and Michele Comerford},
  journal={Anesthesia and analgesia},
  year={1997},
  volume={85 2},
  pages={385-8}
}
Regional anesthesia is a popular form of pain relief for the management of labor and delivery. Thrombocytopenia is considered a relative contraindication to the administration of regional anesthesia. Some authorities have recommended that an epidural anesthetic be withheld if the platelet count is <100,000 mm(-3). For the period of March 1993 through February 1996, we reviewed the charts of all parturients who had a platelet count <100,000 mm(-3) during the peripartum period. Eighty women met… CONTINUE READING