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Fig. 3 | BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth

Fig. 3

From: Effect of amino acid infusion during cesarean delivery on newborn temperature: a randomized controlled trial

Fig. 3

Shows the trend of maternal body temperature (mean and CI bars) at six time-points: T0 = before starting study solution infusion, T1 = 30 min after starting infusion, T2 = one hour after starting infusion, T3 = during spinal block, T4 = half an hour after spinal block, T5 = at the time of birth and T6 = at the end of infusion. The body temperature increased from baseline during AA infusion until the subarachnoid block procedure (T3). Placebo group did not show any change in body temperature till the T3 time point. After spinal anesthesia body temperature showed a steady decline in both groups, however, it remained higher in the AA group than the placebo group. Linear mixed model analysis revealed that the temperature differences from baseline in the AA group were significant at all time points except at T4 (Time effect, P < 0.005). In the placebo group, the decline in maternal temperature from baseline was observed after spinal block at three time points T4, T5 and T6 (time effect P < 0.005). A significant difference in temperature between the two groups was observed at all time points (Intervention effect, P = 0.021 at T1, P = 0.003 at T2, P < 0.001 at T3, P = 0.001 at T4, P < 0.001 at T5, and P < 0.001 at T6; Intervention-time interaction effect, P < 0.001). After adjustment for multiplicity (P = 0.007), the difference in the maternal temperature between the two groups was only significant at T6 (×P = 0.001)

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