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A Novel Treatment for Post Dural Puncture Headache in the Non-Obstetric Population

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posted on 2020-10-25, 02:44 authored by Daniel Brooks-Reid, Andrew HuangAndrew Huang
Post dural puncture headache (PDPH) is a common problem and gold-standard treatment, an epidural blood patch (EBP), is costly and resource intensive. An RCT in 2018 demonstrated that a new, less invasive treatment is effective in the obstetric population. However, a critical gap exists in the literature as this treatment has not been studied in the non-obstetric population. We report the successful use of neostigmine and atropine to treat post-dural puncture headache in a non-obstetric patient to contribute to this literature and spur further formal studies to investigate its efficacy.