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Does Epidural Analgesia During Labor Alter Postpartum Maternal IL-6 Serum Levels?

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

Recent studies suggest that cytokines can participate in the pathophysiology of normal and abnormal pregnancy and parturition. Interleukin 6 (IL-6), an early and integral responder in the cascade of host mediators after injury, exerts multiple biological activities which comprise the induction of fever, the modulation of the synthesis of acute-phase proteins by the liver, activation of B and T lymphocytes, and the stimulation of hemopoietic progenitor and stem cells.

Keywords

Epidural Analgesia Endometrial Stroma Cell Uterine Contractility Abnormal Pregnancy Activate Smooth Muscle 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995

Authors and Affiliations

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

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