Epidural analgesia in vascular surgery patients actively taking clopidogrel
British Journal of Anesthesia, 02/26/2010Osta WA et al.
No neurological complications were found as a result of placing an epidural catheter in patients actively taking clopidogrel. Owing to the small sample size, it cannot be recommended the liberal use of epidural analgesia with ongoing clopidogrel administration at this time. Further prospective studies, with larger sample size, are needed in order to substantiate the findings.
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