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Eur J Anaesthesiol. 1995 Sep;12(5):525-7.

The choice of anaesthetic technique for caesarean section does not affect plasma beta-endorphin levels in the neonate.

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Department of Anaesthesiology, Faculty of Medicine, Karadeniz Technical University, Trabzon, Türkiye.

Abstract

Umbilical cord blood was collected immediately after parturition in full term neonates during Caesarean section under either general or epidural anaesthesia. Using a radioimmunoassay technique, beta-endorphin concentrations were measured in the plasma of neonates and Apgar scores were evaluated. The mean value of beta-endorphin was 56.80 +/- 14.35 (pg mL-1) in the general anaesthesia group, and 53.17 +/- 10.58 (pg mL-1) in the epidural anaesthesia group (N.S.).

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