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Front Med (Lausanne)


Combined spinal-epidural analgesia and epidural analgesia induced maternal fever with a similar timing during labor-A randomized controlled clinical trial.


Both epidural and combined spinal-epidural (EA and CSEA) analgesia can induce intrapartum maternal fever. CSEA has a more rapid onset and wider nerve block than EA. Therefore, CSEA might have a different profile of intrapartum maternal fever, including higher temperatures or earlier occurrence. This randomized clinical trial was to determine whether CSEA could cause maternal fever earlier than EA.