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Technical note: the influence of using an atraumatic needle on the incidence of post-myelography headache.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8173883     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The aim of this study was to investigate whether the incidence of headaches following myelography could be reduced by using a needle with an atraumatic tip. 107 patients were studied in a trial of 22 gauge atraumatic versus 22 gauge bevel tipped needles. In the first 3 days after myelography, there was a significant reduction in the incidence of headaches in patients in whom an atraumatic needle had been used.
M J Jones; I R Selby; C L Gwinnutt; D G Hughes
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Comparative Study; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of radiology     Volume:  67     ISSN:  0007-1285     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Radiol     Publication Date:  1994 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-06-07     Completed Date:  1994-06-07     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0373125     Medline TA:  Br J Radiol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  396-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Anaesthesia, Hope Hospital, Salford, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Equipment Design
Headache / prevention & control*
Middle Aged
Myelography / adverse effects,  instrumentation*
Spinal Puncture / adverse effects,  instrumentation

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