Intervention Protocol

Epidural therapy for the treatment of severe pre-eclampsia in non labouring women

  1. Debarati Dutta1,*,
  2. Medha Sule1,
  3. Amita Ray2

Editorial Group: Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group

Published Online: 18 JAN 2012

Assessed as up-to-date: 26 FEB 2011

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009540


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.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Norwich, Norfolk, UK

  2. 2

    Father Muller Medical College, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

*Debarati Dutta, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, 9 Mornington Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 3NA, UK. neeld2005@yahoo.co.in.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 18 JAN 2012

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Abstract

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  2. Abstract

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.