Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation in labour pain: a systematic review.

  title={Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation in labour pain: a systematic review.},
  author={Dawn Carroll and Martin Tram{\`e}r and H. J. McQuay and B A Nye and Anne L. Moore},
  journal={British journal of obstetrics and gynaecology},
  volume={104 2},
OBJECTIVE To review the effectiveness and safety of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) for labour pain. DESIGN A systematic review of randomised controlled trials of TENS in pain during labour. SAMPLE Eight reports involving 712 women were included; 352 women received active TENS and 360 acted as controls. METHODS Reports were sought by searching MEDLINE and the Oxford Pain Relief Database. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Analgesic and adverse effect outcomes. RESULTS Evidence… CONTINUE READING

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