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Risks of Infection from Short-Term Epidural Catheter Use
  1. John H. Nickels, M.D.,
  2. John G. Poulos, M.D. and
  3. Khaled Chaouki, M.D.
  1. From the Department of Anesthesiology, Meridia Huron Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio


The risks of infection from the short-term use of epidural catheters were studied in 200 patients. The incidence of infection observed was found to be insignificant, which supports the continued use of an epidural catheter over several days.

  • Epidural catheters
  • Infection risks

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