The Effect of Epidural Analgesia During Labor on the Immune System. Part 2. Neonatal Blood IL-6 Levels

  • M. J. Puylaert
  • R. F. De Jongh
  • W. Ombelet
  • H. Vandeput
  • R. Heylen
  • E. Bosmans
  • R. Bergmans
  • H. Suzuki
Conference paper

Abstract

Birth is a stressful event for the child. A lot of physiological changes happen during the early extrauterine period to make an independent existence possible. He must breathe air, change his circulatory pattern, maintain his body temperature, limit the invasion of microorganisms, ingest, digest, and assimilate food for activity and growth, provide new routes for excretion of metabolic end products, restrict the hemorrhage of trauma, and expand his hematopoietic system. In these processes, cytokines might play an important role.

Keywords

Catheter Epinephrine Erythropoietin Sufentanil Berman 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. J. Puylaert
  • R. F. De Jongh
  • W. Ombelet
  • H. Vandeput
  • R. Heylen
  • E. Bosmans
  • R. Bergmans
  • H. Suzuki

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