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Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines on Postdural Puncture Headache: A Consensus Report From a Multisociety International Working Group

Aug 24, 2023, 15:22 PM by ASRA Pain Medicine

Postdural puncture headache (PDPH) can follow unintentional dural puncture during epidural techniques or intentional dural puncture during neuraxial procedures such as a lumbar puncture or spinal anesthesia. Evidence-based guidance on the prevention, diagnosis or management of this condition is, however, currently lacking. This multisociety guidance aims to fill this void and provide practitioners with comprehensive information and patient-centric recommendations to prevent, diagnose and manage patients with PDPH.

Read the guidelines here.


These guidelines were published August 15, 2023, and will be reviewed again in 2026.


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