The role of continuous background infusions in patient-controlled epidural analgesia for labor and delivery.

@article{Ferrante1994TheRO,
  title={The role of continuous background infusions in patient-controlled epidural analgesia for labor and delivery.},
  author={Francis Michael Ferrante and F A Rosinia and Christopher Gordon and Sanjay Datta},
  journal={Anesthesia and analgesia},
  year={1994},
  volume={79 1},
  pages={80-4}
}
The use of a background infusion with intravenous patient-controlled analgesia (IV-PCA) increases drug consumption without any additional contribution to analgesia. There are no data on the potential advantage of a background infusion administered with patient-controlled epidural analgesia (PCEA) for labor and delivery. Sixty women were randomized to one of four groups and received either: (a) demand dose PCEA (demand dose = 3 mL; lockout interval = 10 min); (b) continuous infusion plus demand… CONTINUE READING

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