Internal jugular vein compression to assess the correct placement of an epidural catheter in postpartum women.

Abstract

We investigated whether the increase in epidural pressure produced by jugular compression could be used as a test for correct placement of epidural catheters in 20 postpartum women who had good epidural analgesia during labour. We measured the epidural pressure by using the epidural catheter as a manometer, and measured the rise in the meniscus in response… (More)

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