Editorials and ReviewsA Systematic Review of the Effects of Adding Neostigmine to Local Anesthetics for Neuraxial Administration in Obstetric Anesthesia and AnalgesiaCossu, A.P.; De Giudici, L.M.; Piras, D.; Mura, P.; Scanu, M.; Cossu, M.; Saba, M.; Finco, G.; Brazzi, L.Author Information UOC Anesthesia and Intensive Care, AOU Sassari, Department of Surgical and Medical Sciences, University of Sassari, Sassari, Italy Obstetric Anesthesia Digest: June 2016 - Volume 36 - Issue 2 - p 69-70 doi: 10.1097/01.aoa.0000482602.26500.64 Buy Metrics Abstract (Int J Obstet Anesth. 2015;24:237–246) Neostigmine, an acetyl-cholinesterase inhibitor, has been used for both epidural and intrathecal anesthesia in obstetric patients. In order to quantify its benefits and/or adverse effects as an adjuvant in neuraxial anesthesia, the authors of this meta-analysis reviewed randomized, placebo-controlled studies in which neostigmine was administered in combination with local anesthetics or other adjuvants. Copyright © 2016 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.