Culture of bacteria from lumbar and caudal epidural catheters used for postoperative analgesia in children.


BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Continuous epidural analgesia has been used with increasing frequency to provide postoperative pain relief for children. Epidural space infection is a potential complication of epidural catheter placement. This study investigated the incidence of bacterial colonization on lumbar and caudal epidural catheter tips in postoperative… (More)


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