(Int J Obstet Anesth 2017;32:28–32)
Dexmedetomidine (DEX) has been reported to be useful for reducing postoperative pain after cesarean delivery under spinal anesthesia. The transfer of DEX into the colostrum in humans has not previously been investigated. This study aimed to measure postoperative DEX concentrations in blood and colostrum after elective cesarean delivery performed under spinal-epidural anesthesia in which a DEX infusion was administered during surgery.
Department of Anesthesiology, Japan Community Healthcare Organization Tokuyama Central Hospital, Yamaguchi, Japan