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2022 Mar 04

J Clin Anesth


Optimum programmed intermittent epidural bolus interval time between 8 mL boluses of Ropivacaine 0.1% with sufentanil 0.3 μg/mL with dural puncture epidural technique for labor analgesia: A biased-coin up-and-down sequential allocation trial.


The combination of dural puncture epidural (DPE) technique and programmed intermittent epidural bolus (PIEB) is a novel alternative labor analgesia regimen providing rapid analgesia onset and improved analgesia quality. However, the optimum PIEB settings for using the DPE technique remain unclear.