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Is Remifentanil a Safe and Effective Alternative to Neuraxial Labor Analgesia? It All Depends

Birnbach, David J. MD, MPH*†; Ranasinghe, J. Sudharma MD, FFARCS*

doi: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000000117
Editorials: Editorial

From the *Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative Medicine and Pain Management, and Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Public Health Sciences, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine/Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, Florida.

Accepted for publication December 10, 2013.

Funding: No funding.

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Reprints will not be available from the authors.

Address correspondence to David J. Birnbach, MD, MPH, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami-Jackson Memorial Hospital Center for Patient Safety, 1611 NW 12th Ave., C300, Miami, FL 33136. Address e-mail to

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