Epidural therapy for the treatment of severe pre-eclampsia in non labouring women
Editorial Group: Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group
Published Online: 18 JAN 2012
Assessed as up-to-date: 26 FEB 2011
Copyright © 2012 The Cochrane Collaboration. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
How to Cite
Dutta D, Sule M, Ray A. Epidural therapy for the treatment of severe pre-eclampsia in non labouring women (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD009540. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009540.
- Publication Status: New
- Published Online: 18 JAN 2012
This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:
The objective of this review is to assess, from the best available evidence, the effect of the extended use of epidural therapy alone, and then compare it with other methods, which include intravenous magnesium sulphate, anticonvulsants other than magnesium sulphate, with or without use of the antihypertensive drugs and adjuncts in the treatment of severe pre-eclampsia, and to assess its effect on maternal and perinatal outcomes. Here, we will only consider the use of epidural anaesthesia in the management of severe pre-eclampsia in the antepartum period and not as pain relief in labour.