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A Hole Lot Better: The Dural Puncture Epidural Technique

doi: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000001847
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Dural puncture epidural is a technique in which the dura is perforated with a spinal needle, but no intrathecal medication is given. In infographic, we describe a randomized controlled trial that compares dural puncture epidural technique to a combined spinal epidural and an epidural technique, comparing and contrasting efficacy of labor analgesia and side effect profile.1

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1. Chau A, Bibbo C, Huang CC, Elterman KG, Capiello EC, Robinson JN, Tsen LC. Dural puncture epidural technique improves labor analgesia quality with fewer side effects compared with epidural and combined spinal epidural techniques: a randomized clinical trial. Anesth Analg. 2017;124:560569.
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