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={Yaakov Beilin and Howard H Bernstein and Barbara Zucker-Pinchoff},
  journal={Anesthesia and analgesia},
  year={1995},
  volume={81 2},
  pages={301-4}
}
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… CONTINUE READING

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