epidural


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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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In the present study, we aimed to investigate the effects of topical rifamycin SV irrigation on epidural fibrosis after laminectomy in a rat model.
A comparison of epidural Bupivacaine and Butorphanol 2 mg versus epidural Bupivacaine and butorphanol 4 mg for post operative analgesia focusing on Onset and duration of analgesia, Cardio respiratory effects, Adverse effects.
A negative and significant correlation was found at 10th, 30th, 60th minutes and 2nd hour after drug administration from epidural catheter(rho:0.38; p:0.03, rho:0.47; p:0.009, rho:0.75; p<0.001, rho:0.46; p:0.009, respectively).
An epidural is an injection given into the lower back.
Data regarding the proportion of women receiving labour epidural analgesia in developing countries are limited, but it is assumed to be much lower than in developed countries.
Conclusion: Low-molecular-weight heparin (enoxaparin) is safe for use in conjunction with indwelling epidural catheter if appropriate interval is provided for catheter insertion and removal.
CompuFlo Epidural differentiates tissue types for the medical professional via visual and audio feedback, leading to precise location guidance as the needle advances toward the intended area.
Three weeks after the epidural block, the patient reported severe worsening of the lower back pain and radiating left leg pain.
This elimination half-life after lumbar epidural administration is much longer than the elimination half-life of intravenous administration and is likely explained by the suspension and redistribution of the depot preparation within the epidural fat and the epidural anatomy [7-9].
MRI revealed an epidural abscess from T5-6 to T8-9 causing mild thecal cord compression and a collection from L4 to S1 (see Figures 1(a) and 1(b)).