Biomedical Research

Research Article - Biomedical Research (2017) Volume 28, Issue 20

The effectiveness of active warming for women undergoing elective caesarean section on maternal shivering: A meta-analysis

Objective: To explore the effectiveness of active warming for women undergoing elective caesarean section on maternal shivering.

Methods: We searched Medline and Embase databases to identify publications evaluating the efficacy of active warming for women undergoing elective caesarean section on maternal shivering. 11 studies that fulfilled the specified criteria entered into analysis.

Results: The result of our analysis showed active warming could reduce the incidence of shivering in patients undergoing caesarean section with spinal anesthesia compared with no active warming control group (OR 0.55, CI (0.39, 0.77)).

Conclusions: Our analysis suggests that active warming could reduce shivering in patient undergoing caesarean section with spinal anesthesia compared with no warming.

Author(s): Shao Gang, Shi Zhengyuan, Jiang Chunnan

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