Oral analgesia for relieving post-caesarean pain

  • Protocol
  • Intervention

Authors

  • Nondumiso Mkontwana,

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    1. East London Hospital Complex, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa
    • Nondumiso Mkontwana, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, East London Hospital Complex, East London, Eastern Cape, 5200, South Africa. ndumym@webmail.co.za.

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  • Natalia Novikova

    1. Walter Sisulu University, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, East London Hospital Complex, East London, South Africa
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Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

To determine the effectiveness (adequate pain relief as reported by the woman, or by determination of more than 50% relief of pain (either stated by the woman or calculated using a formula), or the need for additional pain relief with a different drug, re-admission due to incisional pain, incisional pain at six weeks after surgery), safety (e.g. adverse effects of drugs, effect on breastfeeding, depression, mother and child interaction) and cost-effectiveness of oral analgesics for relieving post-caesarean pain.