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Confirmation of Loss-of-Resistance for Epidural Analgesia

Tran, D. Q.H.; González, A.P.; Bernucci, F.; Finlayson, R.J.

Obstetric Anesthesia Digest: March 2016 - Volume 36 - Issue 1 - p 46
doi: 10.1097/01.aoa.0000479525.57274.49
Anesthesia and Analgesia: Regional Analgesia
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(Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2015;40: 166–173)

Identification of the epidural space is essential in order for epidural analgesia to be effective. Currently, loss-of-resistance remains the widespread method for epidural space location, despite its lack of specificity.

Department of Anesthesia, Montreal General Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada

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