Lumbar puncture: does hydration help?


REPORT FROM THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF NEUROLOGY (AAN) ANNUAL MEETING, PHILADELPHIA PA, APRIL 26-MAY 3, 2014 – Postdural puncture headache was first described over a century ago by Dr. August Bier, who pioneered spinal anesthesia (Bier A. Dt Zeitschr Chirung 1899;51:361-369). In Bier’s case, the procedure went terribly awry and his headache required bed rest for nine days.

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