Time vs. success rate for epidural blood patch

E. A. Loeser, G. E. Hill, G. M. Bennett, J. H. Sederberg

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Headache is a frequent complication of dural puncture, particularly with a large-bore needle. Epidural blood patching is a well-accepted therapeutic modality for dural puncture headache; it seemed reasonable that the sooner done, the shorter would be the duration of the headache. The rate of unsuccessful patches in the immediate group was 71%, while patches done after 24 hours or more were 4% unsuccessful (P<0.001).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)147-148
Number of pages2
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1978

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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