Eur J Anaesthesiol 2021 May 18. Epub 2021 May 18.
From the Department of Anaesthesiology and Pain Medicine, University Hospital Saint-Pierre, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Brussels (PG, RL, YV, YK), Ars Statistica, Nivelles (J-FF) and Department of Anaesthesiology, Clinique Sainte Anne-Saint Remi, CHIREC, Brussels, Belgium (PEG) Philippe Goffard and Renaud Leloup are joint first authors.
Background: Elective caesarean section is performed mainly under spinal anaesthesia using hyperbaric bupivacaine combined with opioids. Despite rapid onset, good quality anaesthesia, bupivacaine provides a long duration of motor block and is related to maternal hypotension. Current policies appeal for implementation of enhanced recovery procedures after caesarean section. Read More