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Synonyms for epidural

regional anesthesia resulting from injection of an anesthetic into the epidural space of the spinal cord

on or outside the dura mater


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In a recent trial, Accuro identified the appropriate epidural injection sites along the lower spine and calculated the depth to the epidural space.
We agree with the evidence comparing programmed intermittent epidural boluses (PIEB) to conventional continuous epidural infusions (CEI) for maintaining epidural labor analgesia presented by Munro and George, (1) showing advantages with PIEB for both the patient (with less local anesthetic consumption, improved maternal satisfaction, potentially shorter duration of labor) and the anesthesia team (with decreased workload requirements) (2).
Objective: To determine the frequency of epidural catheter migration and its relation with duration in situ in patients receiving epidural analgesia during labor.
M2 EQUITYBITES-July 1, 2015-Milestone Scientific announces first shipments of Epidural Instrument in Europe
INTRODUCTION: The use of epidural injections in the cervical, thoracic and lumbo-sacral spine for both diagnostic and therapeutic purposes has developed as an important part of a comprehensive inter disciplinary approach to spinal pain
This was because to administer an epidural an anaesthetist had to be specially trained and had to be on call if one were needed.
Data source: Meta-analysis of data from nine randomized controlled studies of early or late epidurals in 15,752 women.
2) Multiple pain relief treatment options are available, such as oral analgesics, intravenous opioids, patient-controlled opioid analgesia, interpleural blocks, intercostal blocks, paravertebral blocks, and epidural analgesia.
The epidural book; a woman's guide to anesthesia for childbirth.
As mentioned, we have cited a relevant study which is the first to attempt to evaluate efficacy of bilateral subcostal transversus abdominis plane (TAP) catheter analgesia compared to epidural analgesia in upper abdominal surgery.
Practitioners in critical care units routinely care for postoperative patients receiving continuous epidural infusions for pain management.
Women should be made to pay for epidurals during childbirth, so says the Royal College of Midwives.
But Dr Millicent Anim-Somuah, from Liverpool Women's Hospital, has led a review of 21 trials comparing epidurals with alternative forms of pain relief or no pain relief at all, and has found that it was not without its risks.
The role of intrathecal analgesia or early epidurals in contributing to cesarean increase has yet to be studied in a controlled trial, though when early epidurals are studied as a separate stratum from within the Cochrane meta-analysis of epidural vs narcotic, (3) epidural given early (<4 cm) increase the cesarean section rate by an odds ratio of 2.
The study concludes that epidurals are strongly associated with more OP babies at birth.