Factors involved in the incidence of post-dural puncture headache with the 25 gauge Whitacre needle for obstetric anesthesia.

@article{Douglas1997FactorsII,
  title={Factors involved in the incidence of post-dural puncture headache with the 25 gauge Whitacre needle for obstetric anesthesia.},
  author={M. J. Douglas and Muriel E Ward and David N. Campbell and Stephen Bright and Pamela M Merrick},
  journal={International journal of obstetric anesthesia},
  year={1997},
  volume={6 4},
  pages={220-3}
}
Parturients have the greatest risk of postdural puncture headache. use of a pencil-point needle, such as the 25 gauge Whitacre, has been associated with a lower incidence of PDPH. This observational study of 1009 obstetrical patients assessed possible factors related to the incidence of PDPH and other complications associated with spinal anesthesia using the 25 gauge Whitacre needle. The independent variables included procedure, maternal position at insertion, ease of insertion, intraoperative… CONTINUE READING

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