The influence of patient position on withdrawal force of thoracic epidural catheters.

Abstract

We investigated the forces required to remove thoracic epidural catheters to determine the effect of patient position on removal. Eighty-four patients undergoing open thoracotomy and thoracic patient-controlled epidural analgesia were enrolled. Catheterisation was performed under fluoroscopic guidance before surgery, and the patients were allocated to one… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2044.2011.06913.x

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