Neonatal sepsis is mediated by maternal fever in labour epidural analgesia

M.M.L.H. Wassen*, B. Winkens, E.M.I. Dorssers, M.A. Marcus, R.M.J. Moonen, F.J.M.E. Roumen

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The association between neonatal sepsis and labour epidural analgesia (EA) was evaluated. In a retrospective matched case-control study, 453 women delivering with EA (EA group) were matched on parity with 453 women with deliveries without EA (non-EA group). Significantly more neonates born in the EA-group had fever >= 38.0 degrees C (11.6% vs 1.8%, p
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)679-683
JournalJournal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

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