Spinal anaesthesia for caesarean section: comparison of 22-gauge and 25-gauge Whitacre needles with 26-gauge Quincke needles.

@article{Shutt1992SpinalAF,
  title={Spinal anaesthesia for caesarean section: comparison of 22-gauge and 25-gauge Whitacre needles with 26-gauge Quincke needles.},
  author={Leslie E. Shutt and Scott J. Valentine and Michael Y. K. Wee and Ryan Page and A. S. J. Prosser and Timothy A. Thomas},
  journal={British journal of anaesthesia},
  year={1992},
  volume={69 6},
  pages={
          589-94
        }
}
We have studied 150 women undergoing elective Caesarean section under spinal anaesthesia. They were allocated randomly to have a 22-gauge Whitacre, a 25-gauge Whitacre or a 26-gauge Quincke needle inserted into the lumbar subarachnoid space. The groups were compared for ease of insertion, number of attempted needle insertions before identification of cerebrospinal fluid, quality of subsequent analgesia and incidence of postoperative complications. There were differences between groups, but they… CONTINUE READING
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