All patients with a postdural puncture headache should receive an epidural blood patch

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/11287/593881
Title:
All patients with a postdural puncture headache should receive an epidural blood patch
Authors:
Rucklidge, Matt W.
Abstract:
Postdural puncture headache (PDPH) is an important complication of obstetric epidural anaesthesia and analgesia. Though often self-limiting, PDPH is unpleasant, at times incapacitating, and associated with complications, some of which are serious. Despite this, treatment options are few and of limited efficacy. The epidural blood patch (EBP) has been used for PDPH treatment for over 50 years.(1) It is probably the most efficacious of therapies, although this is unproven, and plays an important part in the management of this condition.(2) However, PDPH is often complex, of variable severity and duration, and merits a cautious and individualized approach to its diagnosis and treatment. An EBP may be part of that treatment but administering it to all women with PDPH is not the optimal management approach.
Citation:
Int J Obstet Anesth. 2014 May;23(2):171-4.
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
International journal of obstetric anesthesia
Issue Date:
1-May-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/11287/593881
DOI:
10.1016/j.ijoa.2013.07.005
PubMed ID:
24486066
Additional Links:
http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0959-289X(13)00109-X
Type:
Comment
Language:
eng
ISSN:
1532-3374
Appears in Collections:
Anaesthetics; 2014 RD&E publications

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dc.contributor.authorRucklidge, Matt W.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-19T12:36:14Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-19T12:36:14Zen
dc.date.issued2014-05-01en
dc.identifier.citationInt J Obstet Anesth. 2014 May;23(2):171-4.en
dc.identifier.issn1532-3374en
dc.identifier.pmid24486066en
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ijoa.2013.07.005en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11287/593881en
dc.description.abstractPostdural puncture headache (PDPH) is an important complication of obstetric epidural anaesthesia and analgesia. Though often self-limiting, PDPH is unpleasant, at times incapacitating, and associated with complications, some of which are serious. Despite this, treatment options are few and of limited efficacy. The epidural blood patch (EBP) has been used for PDPH treatment for over 50 years.(1) It is probably the most efficacious of therapies, although this is unproven, and plays an important part in the management of this condition.(2) However, PDPH is often complex, of variable severity and duration, and merits a cautious and individualized approach to its diagnosis and treatment. An EBP may be part of that treatment but administering it to all women with PDPH is not the optimal management approach.en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.relation.urlhttp://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0959-289X(13)00109-Xen
dc.titleAll patients with a postdural puncture headache should receive an epidural blood patchen
dc.typeCommenten
dc.identifier.journalInternational journal of obstetric anesthesiaen
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