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Ultrasound-guided Neuraxial Analgesia in Obstetrics

Amela Muftić, Edin Medjedović, Jasminka Kurtalic, Nedim Begic, Sabaheta Jonuzovic-Prosic, Edin Begic

Keywords : Analgesia, Childbirth, Pain

Citation Information : Muftić A, Medjedović E, Kurtalic J, Begic N, Jonuzovic-Prosic S, Begic E. Ultrasound-guided Neuraxial Analgesia in Obstetrics. Donald School J Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2022; 16 (1):25-30.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10009-1912

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 22-04-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Abstract

Analgesia in obstetrics has an essential place during childbirth. Pain during childbirth has two components, sensory and emotional. Adequate analgesia affects the course of labor, reducing the cardiovascular, respiratory, and gastrointestinal effects of catecholamines. The use of ultrasound in anesthesia has its advantages as it enables accurate determination of the lumbar interspaces in neuraxial analgesia techniques. This review aims to show the advantage of using ultrasound-guided neuraxial analgesia in obstetrics compared to the conventional blind approach.


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