Measurement of epidural insertion pressures in labouring women of varying body mass indices (BMIs)

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Authors: Wee, M.Y.K., Isaacs, R.A., Parker, B., Vaughan, N. and Dubey, V.N.

Start date: 20 May 2014

Journal: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia

To create high-fidelity epidural simulators it is important to incorporate in vivo epidural pressures. This study presents the results of insertion pressures as a Tuohy needle is advanced through to the epidural space on a porcine cadaver followed with a clinical trial of labouring women of varying BMIs. The ultimate aim is to use these measured epidural pressures together with ultrasound and MRI images for the development of a novel epidural simulator to aid training.

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