Indian Journal of Pain

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 35  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 186--194

Recent updates in obstetric analgesia


Tazeen Beg1, Bahaa Eldin Daoud2, Tiffany E Angelo2 
1 Division of Non-Operating Room Anesthesia, Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, USA
2 Division of Women's Anesthesiology, Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, USA

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Tazeen Beg
Division of Non-Operating Room Anesthesia, Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-8480
USA

Analgesia for a parturient is an important element of care provided by an anesthesiologist as a member of the multidisciplinary team. Neuraxial anesthesia is considered the gold standard. With increasing evidence of safety and efficacy of various available techniques and equipment, including ultra-short–acting opioids, local anesthetics, newer combined spinal–epidural needles, monitors, patient-controlled infusion pumps, and point-of-care ultrasound, obstetric care has become less challenging with higher patient satisfaction rates and better safety profiles. Recent articles spanning the last few years on important related topics, including care of the parturient during COVID, newer developments, enhanced recovery after cesarean (ERAC) protocols, and patients with unique profiles, are discussed in this update on obstetric analgesia.


How to cite this article:
Beg T, Daoud BE, Angelo TE. Recent updates in obstetric analgesia.Indian J Pain 2021;35:186-194


How to cite this URL:
Beg T, Daoud BE, Angelo TE. Recent updates in obstetric analgesia. Indian J Pain [serial online] 2021 [cited 2022 Jan 19 ];35:186-194
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