Is postoperative intrathecal catheter use associated with central nervous system infection?

Abstract

BACKGROUND Continuation of intrathecal anesthesia into the postoperative period has been limited by important safety concerns. Principal among these has been the assumption that extended intrathecal therapy leads to spinal (epidural and intrathecal) space infections. To address the role of extended intrathecal catheter therapy as a cause of infections, we… (More)

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