Effects of Ankaferd (R) on controlling cerebrospinal fluid leakage after dural puncture in rats


ARPACI A. H., IŞIK B., ARSLAN M., EMMEZ Ö. H., ERDEM O. A., ALKAN M.

ANAESTHESIA PAIN & INTENSIVE CARE, vol.20, no.4, pp.387-392, 2016 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Journal Name: ANAESTHESIA PAIN & INTENSIVE CARE
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.387-392
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Objective: Unintentional dural puncture with an epidural needle is common and indisputably one of the most important complications of epidural anesthesia. When no regression of the complaints are observed after conservative treatment, epidural blood patch (EBP) should be planned for the treatment of patients. However, EBP is not the optimal choise because the success rate is low and the risk of potential serious complications is high. Ankaferd Blood Stopper (R) (ABS), which is a medicinal plant extract, has been used as a antihemorrhagic agent against various types of bleeding. The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of ABS administration, on fibrin formation and cerebro-spinal fluid (CSF) leakage after dural puncture in a rat model.