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2020 Feb 05

Chin Med J (Engl)

Concerned topics of epidural labor analgesia: labor elongation and maternal pyrexia: a systematic review.



Labor is a complex process and labor pain presents challenges for analgesia. Epidural analgesia (EA) has a well-known analgesic effect and is commonly used during labor. This review summarized frequently encountered and controversial problems surrounding EA during labor, including the labor process and maternal intrapartum fever, to build knowledge in this area.