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2020 Feb 25


Prophylactic Intrathecal Morphine and Prevention of Post-Dural Puncture Headache: A Randomized Double-blind Trial.


Peralta FM, Wong CA, Higgins N, Toledo P, Jones M J, McCarthy RJ
Anesthesiology. 2020 Feb 25.
PMID: 32108686.


Prophylactic epidural morphine administration after unintentional dural puncture with a large-bore needle has been shown to decrease the incidence of post-dural puncture headache. The authors hypothesized that prophylactic administration of intrathecal morphine would decrease the incidence of post-dural puncture headache and/or need for epidural blood patch after unintentional dural puncture.