Title: Management of fetal pain during invasive fetal procedures. A review
Authors: Huang, W
Deprest, Jan
Missant, C
Van De Velde, Marc #
Issue Date: Jan-2004
Series Title: Acta anaesthesiologica Belgica vol:55 issue:2 pages:119-23
Abstract: In recent years, fetal stress and analgesia draw more and more attention. Evidence that fetuses show a significant endocrinological and hemodynamical response to invasive stimuli, and that these responses can be blocked by analgesia, suggests that fetuses experience a stress response, even if this does not signify they experience "pain". Moreover, it is becoming increasingly clear that experiences of pain of a fetus will be "remembered" by the developing nervous system, perhaps for the entire life of the individual, which can probably lead to abnormal behavioural patterns or altered nociception. But up to now, the entire mechanism of fetal stress response and the optimal analgesic drug, dose and route of administration is not so clear.
ISSN: 0001-5164
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Basic Research in Gynaecology Section (-)
Anesthesiology and Algology
Foetal Medicine Section (-)
# (joint) last author

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