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2021 May 12

Acta Biomed



The Effect of Pethidine Analgesia on Labor Duration and Maternal-Fetal Outcomes.


Kadirogullari P, Yalcin Bahat P, Sahin B, Gonen I, Seckin K D
Acta Biomed. 2021 May 12; 92(2):e2021065.
PMID: 33988155.


Opioid analgesics had been used from time to time for treating labor pain. However, their use have been concerning. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of pethidine on duration of active phase of labor, labor pain and maternal-neonatal outcomes.