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Anesth Analg. 2000 Sep;91(3):606-8.

A preliminary investigation of remifentanil as a labor analgesic.

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  • 1Division of Women's Anesthesia, Department of Anesthesiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA. olufo001@mc.duke.edu

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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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