Postdural puncture headache and spinal needle design. Metaanalyses.

@article{Halpern1994PostduralPH,
  title={Postdural puncture headache and spinal needle design. Metaanalyses.},
  author={Stephen Halpern and Roanne Preston},
  journal={Anesthesiology},
  year={1994},
  volume={81 6},
  pages={1376-83}
}
BACKGROUND Attempts have been made to reduce the incidence of postdural puncture headache (PDPH) after spinal anesthesia by changing the size and design of the needle. We wished to determine whether these strategies are effective in reducing PDPH and whether they affect the incidence of back pain and the failure rate of spinal anesthesia. METHODS The literature was searched for trials comparing noncutting spinal needles with cutting needles and larger spinal needles with smaller needles… CONTINUE READING

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