The dose-response relation of intrathecal fentanyl for labor analgesia.

@article{Palmer1998TheDR,
  title={The dose-response relation of intrathecal fentanyl for labor analgesia.},
  author={Craig M. Palmer and Randall Charles Cork and Rachael Hays and G A Van Maren and Dione MT Alves},
  journal={Anesthesiology},
  year={1998},
  volume={88 2},
  pages={
          355-61
        }
}
BACKGROUND This study determined the dose-response relation of intrathecal fentanyl for labor analgesia and described the onset, duration, and quality of analgesia when used as the sole analgesic. METHODS Eighty-four parturients in active labor who requested analgesia were randomized to one of seven treatment groups. They received 5-45 microg intrathecal fentanyl as part of a combined spinal-epidural technique. Visual analog pain scores were recorded before and at intervals after injection… CONTINUE READING
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