Epidural Links - Offsite
*Postdural puncture headache (PDPH): onset, duration, severity, and associated symptoms. An analysis of 75 consecutive patients with PDPH. Lybecker H, Djernes M, Schmidt JF.
*Spinal Headache Prevention - Interesting Information about the Late Dr Bela Hatfalvi's (Retired Associate Professor or Anesthesiology) technique for preventing spinal headache. The fascinating part is that he has claimed that by using his technique "ALL 4400+ of my patients and my students' patients have TOTALLY avoided the excruciating pain of spinal headache"
*Spontaneous Intracranial Hypotension - Information about CSF leaks which cause severe headaches that are the same type as epidural headache (post dural puncture headache) but are spontaneous ie. without any obvious event causing them.
*CSEN.com Joseph Eldor is the inventor of the "Combined Spinal Epidural Needle" he has a mailing list on yahoo and is always very happy to help with questions related to epidural anesthesia. http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/csen-anesthesia-mailing-list/
Three Cases of Bacterial Meningitis After Spinal and Epidural Anesthesia Abstract of medical paper written by M. Trautmann, P. Lepper and F.-J. Schmitz
Epidural abscess and meningitis, a complication of spinal anesthesia in a bacteraemic patient
Zakaria,Mujeeb-ur-Rehman Abid Butt ( Combined Military Hospital,
Lahore, Pakistan. )
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