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Air versus saline in the loss of resistance technique for identification of the epidural space

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, July 2014
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Title
Air versus saline in the loss of resistance technique for identification of the epidural space
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, July 2014
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd008938.pub2
Pubmed ID
Authors

Pedro L Antibas, Paulo do Nascimento Junior, Leandro G Braz, João Vitor Pereira Doles, Norma SP Módolo, Regina El Dib

Abstract

The success of epidural anaesthesia depends on correct identification of the epidural space. For several decades, the decision of whether to use air or physiological saline during the loss of resistance technique for identification of the epidural space has been governed by the personal experience of the anaesthesiologist. Epidural block remains one of the main regional anaesthesia techniques. It is used for surgical anaesthesia, obstetrical analgesia, postoperative analgesia and treatment of chronic pain and as a complement to general anaesthesia. The sensation felt by the anaesthesiologist from the syringe plunger with loss of resistance is different when air is compared with saline (fluid). Frequently fluid allows a rapid change from resistance to non-resistance and increased movement of the plunger. However, the ideal technique for identification of the epidural space remains unclear.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 <1%
Turkey 2 <1%
Mexico 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Unknown 221 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 31 14%
Researcher 27 12%
Student > Bachelor 23 10%
Other 22 10%
Student > Postgraduate 15 7%
Other 48 21%
Unknown 61 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 115 51%
Nursing and Health Professions 14 6%
Social Sciences 6 3%
Psychology 5 2%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 4 2%
Other 15 7%
Unknown 68 30%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 28 April 2020.
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#5,501,494
of 17,575,102 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#7,984
of 11,713 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#59,108
of 199,821 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#153
of 210 outputs
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