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Incidence of epidural haematoma and neurological injury in cardiovascular patients with epidural analgesia/anaesthesia: systematic review and meta-analysis

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Background: Epidural anaesthesia is used extensively for cardiothoracic and vascular surgery in some centres, but not in others, with argument over the safety of the technique in patients who are usually extensively anticoagulated before, during, and after surgery. The principle concern is bleeding in the epidural space, leading to transient or persistent neurological problems. Methods: We performed an extensive systematic review to find published cohorts of use of epidural catheters during v...

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10.1186/1471-2253-6-10

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"University of Oxford", "University Hospital Basel, Switzerland"
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Pain Research
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Department Anaesthesia
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University of Oxford
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Pain Research
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Medical Sciences Division - Anaesthetics,Nuffield Department of
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University of Oxford
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Pain Research
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Medical Sciences Division - Anaesthetics,Nuffield Department of
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University of Oxford
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Pain Research
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Medical Sciences Division - Anaesthetics,Nuffield Department of
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BioMed Central Publisher's website
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BMC Anesthesiology Journal website
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6
Article number:
10
Publication date:
2006-09-01
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1471-2253
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English
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2008-09-10

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