THE CHOICE OF ANESTHETIC TECHNIQUE FOR CESAREAN-SECTION DOES NOT AFFECT PLASMA BETA-ENDORPHIN LEVELS IN THE NEONATE


AKTURK G., KIRAL N., BARLAK A., SOLAK M., OZEN I. , ERCIYES N.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ANAESTHESIOLOGY, vol.12, no.5, pp.525-527, 1995 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 1995
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ANAESTHESIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.525-527

Abstract

Umbilical cord blood was collected immediately after parturition in full term neonates during Caesarean section under either general or epidural anaesthesia. Using a radioimmunoassay technique, beta-endorphin concentrations were measured in the plasma of neonates and Apgar scores were evaluated. The mean value of beta-endorphin was 56.80 +/- 14.35 (pg mL(-1)) in the general anaesthesia group, and 53.17 +/- 10.58 (pg mL(-1)) in the epidural anaesthesia group (N.S.).