The Optimal Distance That a Multiorifice Epidural Catheter Should Be Threaded into the Epidural Space

@article{Beilin1995TheOD,
  title={The Optimal Distance That a Multiorifice Epidural Catheter Should Be Threaded into the Epidural Space},
  author={Y. Beilin and H. Bernstein and B. Zucker-Pinchoff},
  journal={Anesthesia & Analgesia},
  year={1995},
  volume={81},
  pages={301-304.}
}
Complications can occur during epidural placement for women in labor.As many as 23% of epidural anesthetics may not provide satisfactory analgesia. The cause of this may be technical. This study was undertaken to determine the optimal distance that a multiorifice catheter should be threaded into the epidural space to maximize analgesia and minimize complications. One hundred women in labor were enrolled in this prospective, randomized, and double-blind study. Patients were randomly assigned to… Expand
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