A retrospective assessment of the incidence of respiratory depression after neuraxial morphine administration for postcesarean delivery analgesia.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Respiratory depression can occur after neuraxial morphine administration. In the obstetric population, there are little data on respiratory depression after neuraxial morphine administration in women undergoing cesarean delivery. In this single-center, retrospective study in 5036 obstetric patients (mean body mass index = 34 kg/m) who underwent cesarean delivery and received neuraxial morphine, we did not identify any instances of respiratory depression requiring naloxone administration or rapid response team involvement. Therefore, the upper 95% confidence limit for respiratory depression in our study is 0.07% (1 event per 1429 cases).

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Crowgey, TR; Dominguez, JE; Peterson-Layne, C; Allen, TK; Muir, HA; Habib, AS

Published Date

  • December 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 117 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 1368 - 1370

PubMed ID

  • 24257387

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1526-7598

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1213/ANE.0b013e3182a9b042


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States