Experience of Pearl Hospital obstetricians with epidural block analgesia

dc.contributor.authorDe Villiers V.P.
dc.identifier.issn2078-5135 (online)
dc.identifier.issn0256-9574 (print)
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dc.description.abstractThe experience of obstetricians at Paarl Hospital with 2,251 epidural blocks for pain relief in labour is recorded. The incidence of 10.93% among the 20,590 mothers delivered can only be justified if adequate after-care is possible. The one maternal death recorded was avoidable and related to the performance of a procedure when adequate supervision was impossible. An epidural block should be performed only when such supervision is available for a minimum of 30 minutes.
dc.publisherHealth & Medical Publishing Group
dc.titleExperience of Pearl Hospital obstetricians with epidural block analgesiaen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher’s version
dc.rights.holderSouth African Medical Journal

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