Needle gauge and tip designs for preventing post-dural puncture headache (PDPH)

  • Protocol
  • Intervention

Authors

  • Ingrid Arevalo-Rodriguez,

    Corresponding author
    1. Fundación Universitaria de Ciencias de la Salud, Hospital de San José/Hospital Infantil de San José, Division of Research, Bogotá D.C., Colombia
    • Ingrid Arevalo-Rodriguez, Division of Research, Fundación Universitaria de Ciencias de la Salud, Hospital de San José/Hospital Infantil de San José, Bogotá D.C., 11001, Colombia. inarev7@yahoo.com. iarevalo@fucsalud.edu.co.

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  • Luis Muñoz,

    1. Hospital de San José, Fundación Universitaria de Ciencias de la Salud, Department of Anaesthesia, Bogotá D.C., Colombia
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  • Jimmy J Arevalo,

    1. VU University Medical Center, Department of Anesthesiology, Amsterdam, Noord Holland, Netherlands
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  • Agustín Ciapponi,

    1. Southern American Branch of the Iberoamerican Cochrane Centre, Argentine Cochrane Centre IECS, Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal, Argentina
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  • Marta Roqué i Figuls

    1. CIBER Epidemiología y Salud Pública (CIBERESP), Iberoamerican Cochrane Centre, Biomedical Research Institute Sant Pau (IIB Sant Pau), Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain
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Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

To assess the effects of needle tip design and diameter (gauge) on prevention of post-dural puncture headache (PDPH) in patients who have undergone dural puncture for diagnostic or therapeutic causes.