A preliminary investigation of remifentanil as a labor analgesic.

Journal Article (Clinical Trial;Journal Article)

In this preliminary investigation, we evaluated the safety and analgesic efficacy of IV remifentanil for labor pain. Four women were studied, and then the trial was terminated because administration of this novel synthetic opioid produced significant maternal side effects in the absence of effective pain control.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Olufolabi, AJ; Booth, JV; Wakeling, HG; Glass, PS; Penning, DH; Reynolds, JD

Published Date

  • September 2000

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 91 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 606 - 608

PubMed ID

  • 10960385

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0003-2999

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00000539-200009000-00020


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States