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Pharmacology/Drug Development

2022 Feb 14


Quality of Labor Analgesia with Dural Puncture Epidural versus Standard Epidural Technique in Obese Parturients: A Double-blind Randomized Controlled Study.


Tan H S, Reed SE, Mehdiratta JE, Diomede OI, Landreth R, Gatta LA, Weikel D, Habib AS
Anesthesiology. 2022 Feb 14.
PMID: 35157756.


The dural puncture epidural technique may improve analgesia quality by confirming midline placement and increasing intrathecal translocation of epidural medications. This would be advantageous in obese parturients with increased risk of block failure. This study hypothesizes that quality of labor analgesia will be improved with dural puncture epidural compared to standard epidural technique in obese parturients.