spinal anesthesia


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spinal anesthesia

[′spīn·əl ‚an·əs′thē·zhə]
(medicine)
Anesthesia due to a lesion of the spinal cord.
Anesthesia produced by the injection of an anesthetic into the spinal subarachnoid space.
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Maternal position and density of bupivacaine during induction of spinal anesthesia are two most important factors which determine the speed of onset of sensory block and subsequently the hemodynamic outcomes, by manipulating the spread of local anesthetic.
Predicting hypotensive episodes during spinal anesthesia with the application of artificial neural networks.
On the other hand, spinal anesthesia was used in group 2 and general anesthesia in group 3.
The primary objective of our study was to com- pare the visibility of spinal space number of at- tempts spinal needle length and skin-dura mater distance measured in sitting and lateral positions during spinal anesthesia applied with the use of ul- trasound to pregnant patients about to receive elec- tive cesarean operation; and our secondary objective was to determine the effect of the lateral and sitting positions on the frequency of possible complications.
With a view of the available literature, we have tried in this paper to compare the incidence of headache and backache, and rate of regression of spinal sensory level by using median and paramedian techniques in spinal anesthesia.
The company's new SureBlock Collection includes spinal anesthesia full medication kits, safety kits, and intermediate and basic sets, all featuring the Sprotte spinal needle, which has been clinically proven to minimize the incidence of postdural puncture headaches.
Baseline measurements of heart rate, systolic and diastolic blood pressures were recorded prior to administration of spinal anesthesia and then at 5 minutes intervals for first 30 minutes of surgery and every 15 minutes thereafter till a total duration of 90 minutes.
Failed spinal anesthesia can have significant clinical consequences, possibly necessitating redosing, conversion to general anesthesia, or pain during surgery.
All five women had received intrapartum spinal anesthesia.
Two of his greatest contributions that shaped anesthesiology were his use of spinal anesthesia and advocacy of positive-pressure ventilation during thoracotomies.