Influence of posture on the incidence of vein cannulation during epidural catheter placement.

@article{Harney2005InfluenceOP,
  title={Influence of posture on the incidence of vein cannulation during epidural catheter placement.},
  author={Donal F Harney and Cristiane Aparecida Moran and Robin Whitty and Stephanie Harte and Michael Geary and James Gardiner},
  journal={European journal of anaesthesiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={22 2},
  pages={103-6}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Epidural vein cannulation has long been recognized as a problem in parturients due to distension of epidural veins. Epidural vein engorgement is maximal when the pregnant woman is in the supine position and minimal in the lateral position. Following an initial observation of an apparently high incidence of epidural vein cannulation in the sitting position, a randomized trial was conducted to document whether such an association existed. METHODS A total of 209 term… CONTINUE READING
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