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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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Epidural analgesia interrupts the pathway of the pain sensation before it gets to the brain.
Does epidural analgesia delay the diagnosis of lower limb compartment syndrome in children?
Yentis (8) reviewed several series of epidural analgesia and/or anaesthesia, finding 16 cases of high neuraxial block within these series.
After ethnicity and duration of exposure to epidural analgesia were controlled for, prelabor IL-6 levels predicted 50% of intrapartum fever.
Effects of intravenous patient-controlled analgesia with morphine, continuous epidural analgesia, and continuous three-in-one block on postoperative pain and knee rehabilitation after unilateral total knee arthroplasty.
Meta-analysis of the success of block following combined spinal-epidural vs epidural analgesia during labour.
Short-term backache following spinal and epidural analgesia is a common complication which is mostly improved in a few days.
There is predominantly high-quality evidence that early or late initiation of epidural analgesia for labor have similar effects on all measured outcomes," Dr.
Similarly, PNB and HVLIA have largely replaced epidural analgesia for TKA and THA because they appear to provide equivalent analgesia with fewer side-effects (9-13).
Epidural analgesia in a preeclamptic parturient after normalization of a prolonged bleeding time with DDAVP Reg Anesth 1995; 20: 448-451.
Contract notice: epidural analgesia pumps with associated maintenance and consumables
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.