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epidural

1. upon or outside the dura mater
2. 
a. injection of anaesthetic into the space outside the dura mater enveloping the spinal cord
b. anaesthesia induced by this method

epidural

[¦ep·ə¦du̇r·əl]
(anatomy)
Located on or over the dura mater.
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Initially, our patient was administered multiple anticoagulation agents, but just prior to the epidural block, he was administered beraprost only.
Epidural versus combined spinal epidural block for caesarean section.
Total spinal anesthesia late in the course of obstetric bupivacaine epidural block.
Percent of 37 Obstetric Care Providers Who Recognized Increased Anesthetic Risks in Obese Patients Difficult IV access 100% Gestational diabetes 97% Chronic hypertension 92% Difficult intubation 92% Sleep apnea 86% Failed epidural placement 81% Thromboembolism 78% Failed intubation 72% Preeclampsia 69% Aspiration 67% Uneven epidural block 64% Transient hypoxemia 50% Right heart failure 47% Intraoperative maternal blood loss 44% Respiratory suppression by opioids 33% Source: Dr.
The department's investigation was prompted by a lawsuit filed by Medi-Cal patient Ozzie Chavez, who claims that anesthesiologist Lori Berke refused to administer an epidural block last July despite Chavez's offer to pay by check or credit card.
Sutured Epidural Catheter for Epidural Block in obstetric Patients: "Arrow" versus "B.
The anaesthesiologist giving the epidural block as well as the observer who monitored the parameters were both blinded to the study drug.
When cervical dilatation had reached 4 cm, infusion of 500ml of lactated Ringer's solution was done followed by epidural block.
A case of RSD with complete disappearance of symptoms following intravenous ketamine infusion combined with stellate ganglion block and continuous epidural block.
If the results of the cadaver studies on elderly subjects also apply to healthy parturients, then it is feasible that such an event could happen accidentally during the attempted performance of epidural block.
Medi-Cal patient Ozzie Chavez claims in a lawsuit that anesthesiologist Lori Berke refused to administer an epidural block last July, despite Chavez's offer to pay by check or credit card.
2] Various modalities have been used to manage postoperative pain like non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), opioids and epidural block, each of which has its own side-effects.