Does bed rest after cervical or lumbar puncture prevent headache? A systematic review and meta-analysis.

@article{Thoennissen2001DoesBR,
  title={Does bed rest after cervical or lumbar puncture prevent headache? A systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Jana Thoennissen and Harald Herkner and W. Lang and Hans Domanovits and A N Laggner and Marcus Muellner},
  journal={CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne},
  year={2001},
  volume={165 10},
  pages={
          1311-6
        }
}
BACKGROUND Headache after cervical or lumbar puncture has long been attributed to early mobilization; however, there is little evidence for this. We performed a systematic literature review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials to assess whether longer bed rest is better than immediate mobilization or short bed rest in preventing headache. METHODS We searched EMBASE (1988 to March 2001), MEDLINE (1966 to May 2001), Pascal Biomed (1996 to February 2001), Current Contents (1997 to… CONTINUE READING

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