Postdural puncture headache: a randomized comparison of five spinal needles in obstetric patients.

@article{Vallejo2000PostduralPH,
  title={Postdural puncture headache: a randomized comparison of five spinal needles in obstetric patients.},
  author={Manuel C. Vallejo and Gordon L Mandell and Desiderius Sabo and Sivam Ramanathan},
  journal={Anesthesia and analgesia},
  year={2000},
  volume={91 4},
  pages={916-20}
}
This prospective, blinded, randomized study compares the incidence of postdural puncture headache (PDPH) and the epidural blood patch (EBP) rate for five spinal needles when used in obstetric patients. One thousand two women undergoing elective cesarean delivery under spinal anesthesia were recruited. We used two cutting needles: 26-gauge Atraucan and 25-gauge Quincke, and three pencil-point needles: 24-gauge Gertie Marx (GM), 24-gauge Sprotte, and 25-gauge Whitacre. The needle for each weekday… CONTINUE READING
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