Safe epidural anesthesia performed during labor by an obstetrician

S. Lurie*, M. Feinstein, I. Blickstein, B. Caspi, A. Matzkel

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One thousand seven hundred eighty-seven epidural anesthesias during labor were performed by obstetricians well trained in the technique by the anesthesiology department. The course of labor was accelerated compared to control group. Vacuum extraction rate was 11.9%. Fetal outcome was favorable. Incidence of major complications was 0.16%. We conclude that in countries where an anesthetist is not routinely available at delivery wards, a safe and efficient epidural anaesthesia could be performed by an obstetrician well trained in administration of epidural anesthesia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)229-233
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1991
Externally publishedYes


  • Epidural anesthesia
  • Labor


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