Combined spinal-epidural for labor analgesia.
Since the introduction of the combined spinal-epidural technique in the early 1980s it has gained increasing popularity for analgesia and anesthesia in labor and delivery. The benefit of the rapid onset of analgesia from the intrathecal injection, coupled with the flexibility of an epidural catheter that can provide a long duration of labor analgesia or conversion to an anesthetic when operative delivery is necessary, has made combined spinal-epidural the labor analgesic of choice in many obstetric anesthesia practices.
Published In/Presented At
Buxbaum J. L. (1999). Combined spinal-epidural for labor analgesia. Current opinion in anaesthesiology, 12(3), 295–298. https://doi.org/10.1097/00001503-199906000-00006
Anesthesiology | Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Anesthesiology