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2022 Aug 24

Int J Obstet Anesth


Respiratory depression after administration of single-dose neuraxial morphine for post-cesarean delivery analgesia: a retrospective cohort study.


Palleschi GT, Gerasimov M, Blitz MJ, Aronsohn JL, Shore-Lesserson L, Ruggiero A, Lim G, Habib AS
Int J Obstet Anesth. 2022 Aug 24; 52:103592.
PMID: 36137450.


Neuraxial administration of long-acting opioid is the "gold standard" for the management of postoperative pain following cesarean delivery. Respiratory depression, however, remains a concerning complication.