Method to Reduce the False-Positive Rate of Loss of Resistance in the Cervical Epidural Region

@inproceedings{Kim2016MethodTR,
  title={Method to Reduce the False-Positive Rate of Loss of Resistance in the Cervical Epidural Region},
  author={Young Uk Kim and Doohwan Kim and Jun Young Park and J. Choi and Ji Hyun Kim and H. Bae and Eun-Young Joo and Jeong Hun Suh},
  booktitle={Pain research & management},
  year={2016}
}
Background. The cervical epidural space can be detected by the loss of resistance (LOR) technique which is commonly performed using air. However, this technique using air has been associated with a high false-positive LOR rate during cervical interlaminar epidural steroid injections (CIESIs). Objective. We investigated whether the detection of LOR with contrast medium might reduce the false-positive LOR rate on the first attempt. Methods. We obtained data retrospectively. A total of 79 patients… CONTINUE READING

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