The reasons for the low epidural
rate in our study are multifactorial and include a limited number of anaesthetists available to provide labour epidurals
In our opinion, there have only been a few paradigm shifts for labor pain management, for example, the discovery of local anesthetics and their utilization to provide spinal and/or epidural
analgesia; and the finding of opioid receptors in the spinal cord that has facilitated the use of neuraxial opioids.
The sensory level was unchanged from the postoperative assessment and the epidural
catheter depth was found to be unchanged.
The caudal epidural
block involves placing a needle through the sacral hiatus to deliver medications into the epidural
Material and Methods: Extent of catheter migration was studied in 240 patients receiving epidural
analgesia for labor analgesia.
With unilateral sciatica treated by caudal epidural
injection of procaine & saline.
I duly had my epidural
and my baby with an easy birth and became a fan of EA.
Ban Leong Sng, head of women's anesthesia at KK Women's and Children's Hospital in Singapore, said in a statement, speaking about mothers who ask for an epidural
early in their labor.
Thus, placement of a well-functioning and reliable epidural
catheter is paramount in preventing the increased risk in maternal morbidity and mortality inherent in the morbidly obese parturient.
is an injection given into the lower back.
pain relief refers to local anaesthetics and adjuvants injected into the epidural
However, particularly in the case of breast cancer surgery, a sufficient epidural
technique requires the insertion of a cervical epidural
catheter at the C6/C7/T1 level.