Evid Based Nurs 5:87 doi:10.1136/ebn.5.3.87
  • Treatment

Review: longer bed rest does not prevent more postpuncture headaches than immediate mobilisation or short bed rest

Longer bed rest v immediate mobilisation or short bed rest for preventing headache after cervical or lumbar puncture*

Reason for puncture Pooled relative risk (95% CI)
*Abbreviation defined in glossary.
†Not significant.
Myelography 0.93 (0.81 to 1.08)†
Diagnosis 0.97 (0.79 to 1.19)†

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