analgesia

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analgesia

, analgia
1. inability to feel pain
2. the relief of pain

analgesia

[‚an·əl′jēzh·ə]
(physiology)
Insensibility to pain with no loss of consciousness.
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The intrathecal analgesia group had significantly lower pain intensity (NRS) at 30 minutes, 12 hours and 24 hours after tracheal extubation (Table 2).
The failure rate of adequate postoperative analgesia at 12 hours and 24 hours following tracheal extubation (Proportion of patients with pain score of more than 3 on NRS) was significantly lower in the intrathecal analgesia group (Table 3).
Women who received intrathecal analgesia also had a shorter time to vaginal delivery (398 vs.
The role of intrathecal analgesia or early epidurals in contributing to cesarean increase has yet to be studied in a controlled trial, though when early epidurals are studied as a separate stratum from within the Cochrane meta-analysis of epidural vs narcotic, (3) epidural given early (<4 cm) increase the cesarean section rate by an odds ratio of 2.
This data has been used to conduct a power analysis for a multicentre randomised controlled trial comparing epidural and intrathecal analgesia following open abdominal surgery.
The use of this form of intrathecal analgesia merits further study.
TABLE 1 Advantages and Disadvantages of Intrathecal Analgesia in Labor
Intrathecal analgesia is effective, easy to perform, and avoids some side effects associated with other methods of obstetrical pain management, such as parenteral narcotics and epidural anesthesia.