Measurement of epidural insertion pressures in labouring women of varying body mass indices and imaging of the lumbar spine to develop a high-fidelity epidural simulator for training

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

Journal: ANAESTHESIA

Volume: 69

Pages: 84

eISSN: 1365-2044

ISSN: 0003-2409

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/22917/

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Measurement of epidural insertion pressures in labouring women of varying body mass indices and imaging of the lumbar spine to develop a high-fidelity epidural simulator for training.

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

Journal: Anaesthesia

Volume: 69

Issue: Supple

Pages: 84

ISSN: 1365-2044

Abstract:

To create high-fidelity epidural simulators it is important to incorporate in vivo epidural pressures.1 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.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/22917/

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/anae.12866/abstract

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