Published in Women's Health Weekly, December 22nd, 1997
An observation that women delivering their first child appear to have more difficulty (dystocia) when continuous lumbar epidural analgesia is administered led to a study comparing this type of pain relief with combined spinal-epidural analgesia in relation to lower incidence of dystocia.
Dr. Michael P. Nageotte and colleagues at Women's Hospital, Long Beach, California, randomly assigned 761 nulliparous women to receive with the continuous lumbar epidural or...
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