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Epidural Pressure Measurements From Various BMI Obstetric Patients1

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Neil Vaughan, Venketesh N. Dubey

Faculty of Science and Technology,
Bournemouth University,
Fern Barrow,
Poole, Dorset BH12 5BB, UK

Michael Y. K. Wee, Richard Isaacs

Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust,
Longfleet Road,
Poole, Dorset BH15 2JB, UK

Accepted and presented at the Design of Medical Devices Conference (DMD2014), Minneapolis, MN, April 7–10, 2014.

Manuscript received February 21, 2014; final manuscript received March 3, 2014; published online July 21, 2014. Editor: Arthur G. Erdman.

J. Med. Devices 8(3), 030938 (Jul 21, 2014) (2 pages) Paper No: MED-14-1063; doi: 10.1115/1.4027034 History: Received February 21, 2014; Revised March 03, 2014

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Vaughan, N., Dubey, V. N., Wee, M. Y. K., and Isaacs, R., 2014, “Devices for Accurate Placement of Epidural Tuohy Needle for Anesthesia Administration,” Mech. Sci., 5(1), pp. 1–6. [CrossRef]
Bamgbade, O. A., Khalaf, W. M., and Sharma, A. O., 2009, “Obstetric Anaesthesia Outcome in Obese and Non-Obese Parturients Undergoing Caesarean Delivery: An Observational Study,” Int. J. Obstet. Anesth., 18(3), pp. 221–225. [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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Fig. 1

Developed wireless sterile pressure measuring device

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Fig. 2

Pressure (mmHg) over time during epidural insertion

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Fig. 3

Software trace close-up view of pressure drop at LOR

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Fig. 4

Ligament features identified on epidural pressure trace




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