Obstetric anaesthesia in Hungary

A. Beke, Gy Takács, I. Sziller, L. Fedák, Z. Papp

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Abstract

A nation-wide survey of pain relief in childbirth in Hungary was carried out in 1993. Information was provided on 104,137 deliveries in 98 units. The frequencies of different methods of pain relief for vaginal delivery were as follows: systemic opiates in 7387 cases (8.3%), epidural analgesia in 4611 cases (5.2%) and inhalational analgesia (nitrous oxide) in 4470 cases (5%). Epidural analgesia was available in 36 units (36.7%). For 71,744 vaginal deliveries (80.5%) no pain relief was provided at all. For caesarean section (n = 13,240) the rate of spinal or epidural anaesthesia was 36.7%. It was concluded that despite an increasing rate of pain relief in labour elsewhere, the numbers of epidurals are still rather low in Hungary.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)235-238
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
Volume6
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1997

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Obstetrical Anesthesia
Hungary
Pain
Epidural Analgesia
Opiate Alkaloids
Epidural Anesthesia
Spinal Anesthesia
Nitrous Oxide
Cesarean Section
Analgesia
Parturition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  • Psychology(all)

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Obstetric anaesthesia in Hungary. / Beke, A.; Takács, Gy; Sziller, I.; Fedák, L.; Papp, Z.

In: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia, Vol. 6, No. 4, 10.1997, p. 235-238.

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