|Amniotic Membrane for Pain Control after Cesarean Section|
|Fatemeh Mohseni1, Eghbal Sekhavati2, Zahra Molazem3, Reza Tabrizi4|
|1Department of Nursing & Midwifery Gerash University of Medical Sciences, Gerash, Shiraz, Iran
2Department of Nursing & Midwifery Larestanschool of Medical Sciences, Larestan, Shiraz Iran
3Community Based Nursing & Midwifery Research Center, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
4Health policy research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
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Keywords : Cesarean section, Posto - perative pain, Analgesia, Amniotic membrane
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Objectives: Pain is one of the major problems for patients after cesarean section.The aim of this study is to assessthe effect of cesarean wounddressing with amniotic membrane on pain after cesarean section.
Materials and Methods: This study was conducted on 90 pregnant women who underwent cesarean section in Amir-al-MomeninHospital,Gerash. The participants were divided into two groups each of 45. The wound was dressed with amniotic membrane in one group and with simple gauze in the control group. Pain was measured and recorded in the two groups by using Visual Analogue Scale (VAS). The need for receiving analgesics 24 hours after the cesarean section was also assessed and compared betweenthe two groups.
Results: The results showed no significant difference between the two groups regarding the mean of pain 4 and 12 hours after the cesarean section (p=0.308 and p=0.628, respectively). However, a significant difference was observed between the two groups in this regard 24, 36, and 48 hours after the operation (p=0.026, p=0.026, and p=0.004, respectively). Moreover, the patients in the amniotic membrane group needed less analgesics compared to those in the control group 24 hours after cesarean section (p=0.041)
Conclusion: Using amniotic membrane dressing can be effective in reducing pain after cesarean section and eliminated the patients’ need for analgesics. Hence, it can be used as an effective complementary method along with usual analgesics for pain relief.
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