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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Subarachnoid and epidural block can be performed as either a single shot or continuous technique, while a combination of both is practised as the popular combined spinal epidural (CSE) block.
His studies suggest that preemptive regional anesthesia, such as a stellate ganglion block, intravenous regional block, and epidural block, may help decrease the recurrence of post operative CRPS/RSD.
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.
SNB alone or with femoral/saphenous block did not promote longer lasting analgesia or decrease morphine consumption in the first postoperative day when compared with caudal epidural block.
Improper positioning of the patient after epidural block can lead to perineal nerve damage.