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

  • Protocol
  • Intervention



This is a protocol for a Cochrane Review (Intervention). 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.