University of Jos Institutional Repository >
Medical Sciences >
Obstetrics and Gynaecology >
Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
|Title: ||Prevalence of Postdural Puncture Headache among Caesarean Section Patients in North Central Nigeria|
|Authors: ||Nuhu, Samuel I.|
Embu, Henry Y.
|Keywords: ||subarachnoid block|
|Issue Date: ||2017|
|Publisher: ||Kanem Journal of Medical Sciences|
|Series/Report no.: ||Vol. 1;Iss. 11; Pp 47-52|
|Abstract: ||Spinal anaesthesia is now a popular choice for Caesarean sections in Africa but one
of the draw-back is the development of post-dural puncture headache (PDPH) and it could be quite distressing to a mother. Identifying risk factors and reducing the prevalence is pertinent. This study sought to determine the prevalence of PDPH among patients who underwent Caesarean sections in a tertiary hospital in Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria and some of its possible associated factors.Method: It was a prospective study of all Caesarean sections done under spinal anaesthesia between November 2016 and June 2017. Spinal anaesthesia was performed on 236
parturients using Quincke-type needles sizes 23-26G. In the postoperative period, all the patients were followed-up to determine the incidence, onset, and severity of post-dural puncture headache. Epi-info version 7 was used for data analysis. Results: The prevalence of PDPH was 22.03%. Most of the parturients who developed PDPH in our study were of mild to moderate intensity using the numeric rating scale. Twenty six (11%) had mild, while 11 (4.7%) had moderate intensity of headache and which was resolved with treatment. Conclusion: The prevalence of PDPH is high in the obstetric population especially with the use of traumatic Quincke-type needles. Deliberate efforts must be made to reduce its occurrence by acquiring of small calibre pencil-point needles and training staff on how to use it.|
|Appears in Collections:||Obstetrics and Gynaecology|
Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.