PIEB vs CEI for Labor Analgesia: An MLAC Study
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Utilizing a 'minimal local analgesic concentration (MLAC) study' design to first determine the relative potency of Programmed Intermittent Epidural Bolus (PIEB) compared to Continuous Epidural Infusion (CEI) and secondly to determine the mechanism to explain the potential PIEB efficacy advantage.
Programmed Intermittent Epidural Bolus (PIEB) Compared to Continuous Epidural Infusion (CEI) Relative Efficacy and Mechanism of Efficacy For Labor Anlagesia: A Minimal Local Analgesic Concentration (MLAC) Study
- - ASA I & II, Nulliparous and Multiparous, Spontaneous/Induced/Augmented Labor, Early active labor (cervix <5 cm (if known)), Pain (VPS) > 3, 18-45 years of age
- - <37 weeks gestation, H/o Cesarean Section, Multiple Gestation, Pre-eclampsia, Narcotics within 3 hours prior to labor epidural placement, Chronic Pain (as defined by chronic opiate consumption), Women who are participating in another study that will impact protocol
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Aramina Aksamit, RN