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Post-Cesarean Analgesia 

Post-Cesarean Analgesia
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Post-Cesarean Analgesia
Author(s):

Craig M. Palmer

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199733804.003.0103
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date: 15 January 2021

Introduction 156

Informing the Patient 157

Epidural Opioids 157

Intrathecal Opioids 170

Continuous Intrathecal Analgesia 175

Non-Neuraxial Nerve Block 176

Patient-Controlled Analgesia (PCA) 177

Nonsteroidal Agents (NSAIDs) 179

In 1979, Wang and colleagues reported that epidural morphine provided effective, long-lasting analgesia in patients suffering cancer pain. This report sparked a surge of innovation in our approach not only to post-cesarean analgesia, but also to most acute postsurgical pain control. The ensuing three decades have brought an enormous number of reports describing novel analgesic approaches following cesarean delivery, which continue to this day....

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