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[The combined plunger pressure-manometer method. A technique for identifying the peridural space].

Authors
  • Bhate, H
Type
Published Article
Journal
Der Anaesthesist
Publication Date
Apr 01, 1992
Volume
41
Issue
4
Pages
224–227
Identifiers
PMID: 1590580
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The modified combined plunger pressure and manometer method (KSMM = Kombinierte Stempeldruck-Manometer-Methode) has proved to be a satisfactory alternative to the loss of resistance technique of Dogliotti. The method was tested for practicability and successful identification of the epidural space in 200 patients (80 of them pregnant) by physicians at different stages of their training. It makes it easy for young anaesthetists who are still in training and have not had much experience to learn to identify the epidural space. With this method the experienced operator can make an important contribution to the training of young doctors in epidural anaesthesia without fear of risks and failures.

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