Faculty's correspondence on epidural waveform in labouring women featured in Anaesthesia

Anaesthesia. 2016 Aug;71(8):984-5.

Waveform analysis for lumbar epidural needle placement in labour

Sebbag I, Qasem F (Clinical Fellow), Armstrong K, Jones PM, Singh S.

"Epidural analgesia is highly effective for labour pain relief, but can be challenging to perform in labouring patients. The ability to transduce a pulsatile pressure waveform from epidural needles in non-pregnant patients correlates with successful epidural blockade. We have evaluated the feasibility of transducing an epidural waveform in labouring women." (Sebbag I et al., 2016)

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