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2020 May

Acta Anaesthesiol Scand



Oxycodone for pain management in the latent phase of labour – a pragmatic trial.


Kinnunen M, Kokki H, Hautajärvi H, Tuovinen K, Kokki M
Acta Anaesthesiol Scand. 2020 May; 64(5):685-690.
PMID: 31950485.


Parenteral opioids are used for pain relief in labour but there are little data for oxycodone in this context.The aim of the present study was to evaluate the efficacy, foetal exposure and safety of subcutaneous oxycodone in the latent phase of labour.