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Qatar Med J



Impact of COVID-19 status on patients receiving neuraxial analgesia during labor: A national retrospective-controlled study.


Omer Ibrahim Abdalla E, Nahid S, Shastham Valappil S, Gudavalli S, Sellami S, Korichi N, Ahmad S, Vicente Canizares Cespedes V, Gopalakrishnan S
Qatar Med J. 2022; 2022(3):30.
PMID: 35875403.


Pregnancy affects a woman's susceptibility to and severity of certain infectious diseases. Central neuraxial block for analgesia during labor is superior to nonneuraxial methods in efficacy, safety, and maternal satisfaction. Although Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) can be vertically transmitted from mother to fetus, little is known about the effects of COVID-19 on pregnant women or about anesthesia management and the risk of adverse effects related to neuraxial techniques in women with untreated COVID-19 during gestation.