Journal article

Local cooling for relieving pain from perineal trauma sustained during childbirth

Christine E East, Lisa Begg, Naomi E Henshall, Paul R Marchant, Karen Wallace

COCHRANE DATABASE OF SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS | WILEY | Published : 2012

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Perineal trauma is common during childbirth and may be painful. Contemporary maternity practice includes offering women numerous forms of pain relief, including the local application of cooling treatments. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effectiveness and side effects of localised cooling treatments compared with no treatment, other forms of cooling treatments and non-cooling treatments. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group's Trials Register (10 January 2012), CINAHL (1982 to 10 January 2012), the Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Register (10 January 2012) and contacted experts in the field. SELECTION CRITERIA: Published and unpublished random..

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