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2020 Aug 25

Int J Obstet Anesth

Prediction of breakthrough pain during labour neuraxial analgesia: comparison of machine learning and multivariable regression approaches.


Tan HS, Liu N, Sultana R, Han N-LR, Tan CW, Zhang J, Sia ATH, Sng BL
Int J Obstet Anesth. 2020 Aug 25.
PMID: 33121883.


Risk-prediction models for breakthrough pain facilitate interventions to forestall inadequate labour analgesia, but limited work has used machine learning to identify predictive factors. We compared the performance of machine learning and regression techniques in identifying parturients at increased risk of breakthrough pain during labour epidural analgesia.