Epidural drug delivery and spinal infection

Simpson, Karen H.; Al-Makadma, Yassin Said
July 2007
Continuing Education in Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain;Jul2007, Vol. 7 Issue 4, p112
Academic Journal
The article examines the risk of spinal infection in epidural drug delivery (EDD) for acute pain. EDD is known to decrease the likelihood of chest infections and the number of days of ventilation in patients with multiple rib fractures and has also been recommended for post-operative pain management. Patients who underwent EDD are advised to be vigilant for spinal infection since symptoms and signs, such as pyrexia and backache, could be subtle.


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