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2022 Feb 08

Int J Obstet Anesth


The effect of two groups of intrathecal fentanyl doses on analgesic outcomes and adverse effects in parturients undergoing cesarean delivery: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials with trial sequential analysis.


Variable doses of intrathecal fentanyl (ITF) have been used for peri-operative analgesia during cesarean delivery (CD). We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to compare lower doses (LD; ≤12.5 µg) and higher doses (HD; >12.5 µg) of ITF in parturients undergoing CD.