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Intermittent epidural bolus technique opens a new era of interest for maintaining labor anlagesia. The study examines programmed intermittent epidural bolus technique on a scheduled basis to provider-administered bolus anlgesia on patient request, after a dural puncture epidural technique.


Clinical Trial Description

After dural puncture, an epidural catheter will be placed on nulliparous women between 38 and 40 weeks of gestation presenting for labor . All will receive an test dose of 3ml lidocaine 2%, for properly checking the catheter placement and then an initial dose of 10ml ropivacaine 0,2% with 2 mcg/ml fentanyl. After that, women will be randomly assigned on two groups. Both groups will be receiving the same dose of analgesia (10ml ropivacaine 0,2% plus 1,5 mcg/ml fentanyl. However, one group will be receiving them on scheduled time intervals as programmed intermittent boluses every 60minutes and the other only on patient request for pain relief. Pain scores, satisfaction, time for adequate analgesia, bromage scores,apgar scores, fetal arterial blood gases, time for delivery and type of delivery will be studied ;


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NCT number NCT05034211
Study type Interventional
Source Aretaieio Hospital
Contact Anteia Paraskeva, Dr
Phone 306972868078
Email [email protected]
Status Recruiting
Phase N/A
Start date October 1, 2021
Completion date June 1, 2022

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