Epidural blood patching for preventing and treating post-dural puncture headache.

@article{Boonmak2010EpiduralBP,
  title={Epidural blood patching for preventing and treating post-dural puncture headache.},
  author={Polpun Boonmak and Suhattaya Boonmak},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
  year={2010},
  volume={1},
  pages={
          CD001791
        }
}
BACKGROUND This is an update of a Cochrane Review first published in Issue 2, 2002. Dural puncture is a common procedure, but leakage of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) from the resulting dural defect may cause post-dural puncture headache (PDPH) after the procedure, and this can be disabling. Injecting an epidural blood patch around the site of the defect may stop this leakage. OBJECTIVES To assess the possible benefits and harms of epidural blood patching in both prevention and treatment of PDPH… CONTINUE READING
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