Anesthesia, Epidural: Procedure in which an anesthetic is injected into the epidural space.Anesthesia, General: Procedure in which patients are induced into an unconscious state through use of various medications so that they do not feel pain during surgery.Anesthesia, Obstetrical: A variety of anesthetic methods such as EPIDURAL ANESTHESIA used to control the pain of childbirth.Anesthesia: A state characterized by loss of feeling or sensation. This depression of nerve function is usually the result of pharmacologic action and is induced to allow performance of surgery or other painful procedures.Anesthesia, Spinal: Procedure in which an anesthetic is injected directly into the spinal cord.Anesthesia, Local: A blocking of nerve conduction to a specific area by an injection of an anesthetic agent.Anesthesia, Conduction: Injection of an anesthetic into the nerves to inhibit nerve transmission in a specific part of the body.Anesthetics, Local: Drugs that block nerve conduction when applied locally to nerve tissue in appropriate concentrations. They act on any part of the nervous system and on every type of nerve fiber. In contact with a nerve trunk, these anesthetics can cause both sensory and motor paralysis in the innervated area. Their action is completely reversible. (From Gilman AG, et. al., Goodman and Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, 8th ed) Nearly all local anesthetics act by reducing the tendency of voltage-dependent sodium channels to activate.Spinal Cord: A cylindrical column of tissue that lies within the vertebral canal. It is composed of WHITE MATTER and GRAY MATTER.Lidocaine: A local anesthetic and cardiac depressant used as an antiarrhythmia agent. Its actions are more intense and its effects more prolonged than those of PROCAINE but its duration of action is shorter than that of BUPIVACAINE or PRILOCAINE.Anesthesia, Inhalation: Anesthesia caused by the breathing of anesthetic gases or vapors or by insufflating anesthetic gases or vapors into the respiratory tract.Anesthesia, Intravenous: Process of administering an anesthetic through injection directly into the bloodstream.Bupivacaine: A widely used local anesthetic agent.Anesthetics, Combined: The use of two or more chemicals simultaneously or sequentially to induce anesthesia. The drugs need not be in the same dosage form.Mepivacaine: A local anesthetic that is chemically related to BUPIVACAINE but pharmacologically related to LIDOCAINE. It is indicated for infiltration, nerve block, and epidural anesthesia. Mepivacaine is effective topically only in large doses and therefore should not be used by this route. (From AMA Drug Evaluations, 1994, p168)Anesthesia Recovery Period: The period of emergence from general anesthesia, where different elements of consciousness return at different rates.Anesthesia, Caudal: Epidural anesthesia administered via the sacral canal.Adjuvants, Anesthesia: Agents that are administered in association with anesthetics to increase effectiveness, improve delivery, or decrease required dosage.Nerve Block: Interruption of NEURAL CONDUCTION in peripheral nerves or nerve trunks by the injection of a local anesthetic agent (e.g., LIDOCAINE; PHENOL; BOTULINUM TOXINS) to manage or treat pain.Anesthesia, Dental: A range of methods used to reduce pain and anxiety during dental procedures.Spinal Cord Injuries: Penetrating and non-penetrating injuries to the spinal cord resulting from traumatic external forces (e.g., WOUNDS, GUNSHOT; WHIPLASH INJURIES; etc.).Cesarean Section: Extraction of the FETUS by means of abdominal HYSTEROTOMY.Anesthetics, Inhalation: Gases or volatile liquids that vary in the rate at which they induce anesthesia; potency; the degree of circulation, respiratory, or neuromuscular depression they produce; and analgesic effects. Inhalation anesthetics have advantages over intravenous agents in that the depth of anesthesia can be changed rapidly by altering the inhaled concentration. Because of their rapid elimination, any postoperative respiratory depression is of relatively short duration. (From AMA Drug Evaluations Annual, 1994, p173)Autonomic Nerve Block: Interruption of sympathetic pathways, by local injection of an anesthetic agent, at any of four levels: peripheral nerve block, sympathetic ganglion block, extradural block, and subarachnoid block.Procaine: A local anesthetic of the ester type that has a slow onset and a short duration of action. It is mainly used for infiltration anesthesia, peripheral nerve block, and spinal block. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p1016).Monitoring, Intraoperative: The constant checking on the state or condition of a patient during the course of a surgical operation (e.g., checking of vital signs).Analgesia, Epidural: The relief of pain without loss of consciousness through the introduction of an analgesic agent into the epidural space of the vertebral canal. It is differentiated from ANESTHESIA, EPIDURAL which refers to the state of insensitivity to sensation.Methyl Ethers: A group of compounds that contain the general formula R-OCH3.Anesthetics, Intravenous: Ultrashort-acting anesthetics that are used for induction. Loss of consciousness is rapid and induction is pleasant, but there is no muscle relaxation and reflexes frequently are not reduced adequately. Repeated administration results in accumulation and prolongs the recovery time. Since these agents have little if any analgesic activity, they are seldom used alone except in brief minor procedures. (From AMA Drug Evaluations Annual, 1994, p174)Isoflurane: A stable, non-explosive inhalation anesthetic, relatively free from significant side effects.Fentanyl: A potent narcotic analgesic, abuse of which leads to habituation or addiction. It is primarily a mu-opioid agonist. Fentanyl is also used as an adjunct to general anesthetics, and as an anesthetic for induction and maintenance. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p1078)Propofol: An intravenous anesthetic agent which has the advantage of a very rapid onset after infusion or bolus injection plus a very short recovery period of a couple of minutes. (From Smith and Reynard, Textbook of Pharmacology, 1992, 1st ed, p206). Propofol has been used as ANTICONVULSANTS and ANTIEMETICS.Pain, Postoperative: Pain during the period after surgery.Shivering: Involuntary contraction or twitching of the muscles. It is a physiologic method of heat production in man and other mammals.Anesthesiology: A specialty concerned with the study of anesthetics and anesthesia.Epidural Space: Space between the dura mater and the walls of the vertebral canal.Ephedrine: A phenethylamine found in EPHEDRA SINICA. PSEUDOEPHEDRINE is an isomer. It is an alpha- and beta-adrenergic agonist that may also enhance release of norepinephrine. It has been used for asthma, heart failure, rhinitis, and urinary incontinence, and for its central nervous system stimulatory effects in the treatment of narcolepsy and depression. It has become less extensively used with the advent of more selective agonists.Etilefrine: A phenylephrine-related beta-1 adrenergic and alpha adrenergic agonist used as a cardiotonic and antihypotensive agent.Skin Temperature: The TEMPERATURE at the outer surface of the body.Nitrous Oxide: Nitrogen oxide (N2O). A colorless, odorless gas that is used as an anesthetic and analgesic. High concentrations cause a narcotic effect and may replace oxygen, causing death by asphyxia. It is also used as a food aerosol in the preparation of whipping cream.Anesthetics: Agents that are capable of inducing a total or partial loss of sensation, especially tactile sensation and pain. They may act to induce general ANESTHESIA, in which an unconscious state is achieved, or may act locally to induce numbness or lack of sensation at a targeted site.Lumbosacral Region: Region of the back including the LUMBAR VERTEBRAE, SACRUM, and nearby structures.Thoracic Vertebrae: A group of twelve VERTEBRAE connected to the ribs that support the upper trunk region.Epinephrine: The active sympathomimetic hormone from the ADRENAL MEDULLA. It stimulates both the alpha- and beta- adrenergic systems, causes systemic VASOCONSTRICTION and gastrointestinal relaxation, stimulates the HEART, and dilates BRONCHI and cerebral vessels. It is used in ASTHMA and CARDIAC FAILURE and to delay absorption of local ANESTHETICS.Halothane: A nonflammable, halogenated, hydrocarbon anesthetic that provides relatively rapid induction with little or no excitement. Analgesia may not be adequate. NITROUS OXIDE is often given concomitantly. Because halothane may not produce sufficient muscle relaxation, supplemental neuromuscular blocking agents may be required. (From AMA Drug Evaluations Annual, 1994, p178)Thorax: The upper part of the trunk between the NECK and the ABDOMEN. It contains the chief organs of the circulatory and respiratory systems. (From Stedman, 25th ed)Horner Syndrome: A syndrome associated with defective sympathetic innervation to one side of the face, including the eye. Clinical features include MIOSIS; mild BLEPHAROPTOSIS; and hemifacial ANHIDROSIS (decreased sweating)(see HYPOHIDROSIS). Lesions of the BRAIN STEM; cervical SPINAL CORD; first thoracic nerve root; apex of the LUNG; CAROTID ARTERY; CAVERNOUS SINUS; and apex of the ORBIT may cause this condition. (From Miller et al., Clinical Neuro-Ophthalmology, 4th ed, pp500-11)Amides: Organic compounds containing the -CO-NH2 radical. Amides are derived from acids by replacement of -OH by -NH2 or from ammonia by the replacement of H by an acyl group. (From Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed)Hemodynamics: The movement and the forces involved in the movement of the blood through the CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM.Pain Measurement: Scales, questionnaires, tests, and other methods used to assess pain severity and duration in patients or experimental animals to aid in diagnosis, therapy, and physiological studies.Injections, Spinal: Introduction of therapeutic agents into the spinal region using a needle and syringe.Anesthesia, Closed-Circuit: Inhalation anesthesia where the gases exhaled by the patient are rebreathed as some carbon dioxide is simultaneously removed and anesthetic gas and oxygen are added so that no anesthetic escapes into the room. Closed-circuit anesthesia is used especially with explosive anesthetics to prevent fires where electrical sparking from instruments is possible.Anesthetics, General: Agents that induce various degrees of analgesia; depression of consciousness, circulation, and respiration; relaxation of skeletal muscle; reduction of reflex activity; and amnesia. There are two types of general anesthetics, inhalation and intravenous. With either type, the arterial concentration of drug required to induce anesthesia varies with the condition of the patient, the desired depth of anesthesia, and the concomitant use of other drugs. (From AMA Drug Evaluations Annual, 1994, p.173)Pregnancy: The status during which female mammals carry their developing young (EMBRYOS or FETUSES) in utero before birth, beginning from FERTILIZATION to BIRTH.Intraoperative Period: The period during a surgical operation.Ketamine: A cyclohexanone derivative used for induction of anesthesia. Its mechanism of action is not well understood, but ketamine can block NMDA receptors (RECEPTORS, N-METHYL-D-ASPARTATE) and may interact with sigma receptors.Ambulatory Surgical Procedures: Surgery performed on an outpatient basis. It may be hospital-based or performed in an office or surgicenter.Preanesthetic Medication: Drugs administered before an anesthetic to decrease a patient's anxiety and control the effects of that anesthetic.Dihydroergotamine: A 9,10alpha-dihydro derivative of ERGOTAMINE. It is used as a vasoconstrictor, specifically for the therapy of MIGRAINE DISORDERS.Hypothermia: Lower than normal body temperature, especially in warm-blooded animals.Puerperal Disorders: Disorders or diseases associated with PUERPERIUM, the six-to-eight-week period immediately after PARTURITION in humans.Prospective Studies: Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.Body Temperature Regulation: The processes of heating and cooling that an organism uses to control its temperature.Analgesia: Methods of PAIN relief that may be used with or in place of ANALGESICS.Injections, Epidural: The injection of drugs, most often analgesics, into the spinal canal without puncturing the dura mater.Postoperative Complications: Pathologic processes that affect patients after a surgical procedure. They may or may not be related to the disease for which the surgery was done, and they may or may not be direct results of the surgery.Blood Pressure: PRESSURE of the BLOOD on the ARTERIES and other BLOOD VESSELS.Thiopental: A barbiturate that is administered intravenously for the induction of general anesthesia or for the production of complete anesthesia of short duration.Meperidine: A narcotic analgesic that can be used for the relief of most types of moderate to severe pain, including postoperative pain and the pain of labor. Prolonged use may lead to dependence of the morphine type; withdrawal symptoms appear more rapidly than with morphine and are of shorter duration.Heart Rate: The number of times the HEART VENTRICLES contract per unit of time, usually per minute.Time Factors: Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.Surgical Procedures, Operative: Operations carried out for the correction of deformities and defects, repair of injuries, and diagnosis and cure of certain diseases. (Taber, 18th ed.)Ritodrine: An adrenergic beta-2 agonist used to control PREMATURE LABOR.Analgesics, Opioid: Compounds with activity like OPIATE ALKALOIDS, acting at OPIOID RECEPTORS. Properties include induction of ANALGESIA or NARCOSIS.Double-Blind Method: A method of studying a drug or procedure in which both the subjects and investigators are kept unaware of who is actually getting which specific treatment.Spinal Nerves: The 31 paired peripheral nerves formed by the union of the dorsal and ventral spinal roots from each spinal cord segment. The spinal nerve plexuses and the spinal roots are also included.Labor, Obstetric: The repetitive uterine contraction during childbirth which is associated with the progressive dilation of the uterine cervix (CERVIX UTERI). Successful labor results in the expulsion of the FETUS and PLACENTA. Obstetric labor can be spontaneous or induced (LABOR, INDUCED).Labor Stage, First: Period from the onset of true OBSTETRIC LABOR to the complete dilatation of the CERVIX UTERI.Pentobarbital: A short-acting barbiturate that is effective as a sedative and hypnotic (but not as an anti-anxiety) agent and is usually given orally. It is prescribed more frequently for sleep induction than for sedation but, like similar agents, may lose its effectiveness by the second week of continued administration. (From AMA Drug Evaluations Annual, 1994, p236)Sensation: The process in which specialized SENSORY RECEPTOR CELLS transduce peripheral stimuli (physical or chemical) into NERVE IMPULSES which are then transmitted to the various sensory centers in the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM.Spinal Cord Diseases: Pathologic conditions which feature SPINAL CORD damage or dysfunction, including disorders involving the meninges and perimeningeal spaces surrounding the spinal cord. Traumatic injuries, vascular diseases, infections, and inflammatory/autoimmune processes may affect the spinal cord.Analgesia, Obstetrical: The elimination of PAIN, without the loss of CONSCIOUSNESS, during OBSTETRIC LABOR; OBSTETRIC DELIVERY; or the POSTPARTUM PERIOD, usually through the administration of ANALGESICS.Hypotension: Abnormally low BLOOD PRESSURE that can result in inadequate blood flow to the brain and other vital organs. Common symptom is DIZZINESS but greater negative impacts on the body occur when there is prolonged depravation of oxygen and nutrients.Spinal Nerve Roots: Paired bundles of NERVE FIBERS entering and leaving the SPINAL CORD at each segment. The dorsal and ventral nerve roots join to form the mixed segmental spinal nerves. The dorsal roots are generally afferent, formed by the central projections of the spinal (dorsal root) ganglia sensory cells, and the ventral roots are efferent, comprising the axons of spinal motor and PREGANGLIONIC AUTONOMIC FIBERS.Anesthetics, Dissociative: Intravenous anesthetics that induce a state of sedation, immobility, amnesia, and marked analgesia. Subjects may experience a strong feeling of dissociation from the environment. The condition produced is similar to NEUROLEPTANALGESIA, but is brought about by the administration of a single drug. (From Gilman et al., Goodman and Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, 8th ed)Enflurane: An extremely stable inhalation anesthetic that allows rapid adjustments of anesthesia depth with little change in pulse or respiratory rate.Xylazine: An adrenergic alpha-2 agonist used as a sedative, analgesic and centrally acting muscle relaxant in VETERINARY MEDICINE.Intubation, Intratracheal: A procedure involving placement of a tube into the trachea through the mouth or nose in order to provide a patient with oxygen and anesthesia.Anesthesia Department, Hospital: Hospital department responsible for the administration of functions and activities pertaining to the delivery of anesthetics.Intraoperative Complications: Complications that affect patients during surgery. They may or may not be associated with the disease for which the surgery is done, or within the same surgical procedure.Conscious Sedation: A drug-induced depression of consciousness during which patients respond purposefully to verbal commands, either alone or accompanied by light tactile stimulation. No interventions are required to maintain a patent airway. (From: American Society of Anesthesiologists Practice Guidelines)Lumbosacral Plexus: The lumbar and sacral plexuses taken together. The fibers of the lumbosacral plexus originate in the lumbar and upper sacral spinal cord (L1 to S3) and innervate the lower extremities.Electroencephalography: Recording of electric currents developed in the brain by means of electrodes applied to the scalp, to the surface of the brain, or placed within the substance of the brain.Anesthesia, IntratrachealSpinal Cord Neoplasms: Benign and malignant neoplasms which occur within the substance of the spinal cord (intramedullary neoplasms) or in the space between the dura and spinal cord (intradural extramedullary neoplasms). The majority of intramedullary spinal tumors are primary CNS neoplasms including ASTROCYTOMA; EPENDYMOMA; and LIPOMA. Intramedullary neoplasms are often associated with SYRINGOMYELIA. The most frequent histologic types of intradural-extramedullary tumors are MENINGIOMA and NEUROFIBROMA.Spinal Canal: The cavity within the SPINAL COLUMN through which the SPINAL CORD passes.Spinal DiseasesSpinal Cord Compression: Acute and chronic conditions characterized by external mechanical compression of the SPINAL CORD due to extramedullary neoplasm; EPIDURAL ABSCESS; SPINAL FRACTURES; bony deformities of the vertebral bodies; and other conditions. Clinical manifestations vary with the anatomic site of the lesion and may include localized pain, weakness, sensory loss, incontinence, and impotence.Morphine: The principal alkaloid in opium and the prototype opiate analgesic and narcotic. Morphine has widespread effects in the central nervous system and on smooth muscle.Postoperative Period: The period following a surgical operation.Piroxicam: A cyclooxygenase inhibiting, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent (NSAID) that is well established in treating rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis and used for musculoskeletal disorders, dysmenorrhea, and postoperative pain. Its long half-life enables it to be administered once daily.Pain: An unpleasant sensation induced by noxious stimuli which are detected by NERVE ENDINGS of NOCICEPTIVE NEURONS.Spinal NeoplasmsDiagnostic Techniques, Neurological: Methods and procedures for the diagnosis of diseases of the nervous system, central and peripheral, or demonstration of neurologic function or dysfunction.Dose-Response Relationship, Drug: The relationship between the dose of an administered drug and the response of the organism to the drug.Respiration: The act of breathing with the LUNGS, consisting of INHALATION, or the taking into the lungs of the ambient air, and of EXHALATION, or the expelling of the modified air which contains more CARBON DIOXIDE than the air taken in (Blakiston's Gould Medical Dictionary, 4th ed.). This does not include tissue respiration (= OXYGEN CONSUMPTION) or cell respiration (= CELL RESPIRATION).Prilocaine: A local anesthetic that is similar pharmacologically to LIDOCAINE. Currently, it is used most often for infiltration anesthesia in dentistry.Blood Circulation: The movement of the BLOOD as it is pumped through the CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM.Anesthesia and Analgesia: Medical methods of either relieving pain caused by a particular condition or removing the sensation of pain during a surgery or other medical procedure.Analgesia, Patient-Controlled: Relief of PAIN, without loss of CONSCIOUSNESS, through ANALGESIC AGENTS administered by the patients. It has been used successfully to control POSTOPERATIVE PAIN, during OBSTETRIC LABOR, after BURNS, and in TERMINAL CARE. The choice of agent, dose, and lockout interval greatly influence effectiveness. The potential for overdose can be minimized by combining small bolus doses with a mandatory interval between successive doses (lockout interval).Back Pain: Acute or chronic pain located in the posterior regions of the THORAX; LUMBOSACRAL REGION; or the adjacent regions.Heart Block: Impaired conduction of cardiac impulse that can occur anywhere along the conduction pathway, such as between the SINOATRIAL NODE and the right atrium (SA block) or between atria and ventricles (AV block). Heart blocks can be classified by the duration, frequency, or completeness of conduction block. Reversibility depends on the degree of structural or functional defects.Methohexital: An intravenous anesthetic with a short duration of action that may be used for induction of anesthesia.Dogs: The domestic dog, Canis familiaris, comprising about 400 breeds, of the carnivore family CANIDAE. They are worldwide in distribution and live in association with people. (Walker's Mammals of the World, 5th ed, p1065)Hysterectomy: Excision of the uterus.Treatment Outcome: Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.Spinal Fusion: Operative immobilization or ankylosis of two or more vertebrae by fusion of the vertebral bodies with a short bone graft or often with diskectomy or laminectomy. (From Blauvelt & Nelson, A Manual of Orthopaedic Terminology, 5th ed, p236; Dorland, 28th ed)Spinal Stenosis: Narrowing of the spinal canal.Dura Mater: The outermost of the three MENINGES, a fibrous membrane of connective tissue that covers the brain and the spinal cord.Apgar Score: A method, developed by Dr. Virginia Apgar, to evaluate a newborn's adjustment to extrauterine life. Five items - heart rate, respiratory effort, muscle tone, reflex irritability, and color - are evaluated 60 seconds after birth and again five minutes later on a scale from 0-2, 0 being the lowest, 2 being normal. The five numbers are added for the Apgar score. A score of 0-3 represents severe distress, 4-7 indicates moderate distress, and a score of 7-10 predicts an absence of difficulty in adjusting to extrauterine life.Sympathetic Fibers, Postganglionic: Nerve fibers which project from sympathetic ganglia to synapses on target organs. Sympathetic postganglionic fibers use norepinephrine as transmitter, except for those innervating eccrine sweat glands (and possibly some blood vessels) which use acetylcholine. They may also release peptide cotransmitters.Alfentanil: A short-acting opioid anesthetic and analgesic derivative of FENTANYL. It produces an early peak analgesic effect and fast recovery of consciousness. Alfentanil is effective as an anesthetic during surgery, for supplementation of analgesia during surgical procedures, and as an analgesic for critically ill patients.Hypnotics and Sedatives: Drugs used to induce drowsiness or sleep or to reduce psychological excitement or anxiety.Sympathetic Nervous System: The thoracolumbar division of the autonomic nervous system. Sympathetic preganglionic fibers originate in neurons of the intermediolateral column of the spinal cord and project to the paravertebral and prevertebral ganglia, which in turn project to target organs. The sympathetic nervous system mediates the body's response to stressful situations, i.e., the fight or flight reactions. It often acts reciprocally to the parasympathetic system.Consciousness: Sense of awareness of self and of the environment.Regional Blood Flow: The flow of BLOOD through or around an organ or region of the body.Neuromuscular Nondepolarizing Agents: Drugs that interrupt transmission at the skeletal neuromuscular junction without causing depolarization of the motor end plate. They prevent acetylcholine from triggering muscle contraction and are used as muscle relaxants during electroshock treatments, in convulsive states, and as anesthesia adjuvants.Leg: The inferior part of the lower extremity between the KNEE and the ANKLE.Surgical Procedures, Minor: Surgery restricted to the management of minor problems and injuries; surgical procedures of relatively slight extent and not in itself hazardous to life. (Dorland, 28th ed & Stedman, 25th ed)Oxygen: An element with atomic symbol O, atomic number 8, and atomic weight [15.99903; 15.99977]. It is the most abundant element on earth and essential for respiration.Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting: Emesis and queasiness occurring after anesthesia.Xenon: A noble gas with the atomic symbol Xe, atomic number 54, and atomic weight 131.30. It is found in the earth's atmosphere and has been used as an anesthetic.Mesenteric Veins: Veins which return blood from the intestines; the inferior mesenteric vein empties into the splenic vein, the superior mesenteric vein joins the splenic vein to form the portal vein.Midazolam: A short-acting hypnotic-sedative drug with anxiolytic and amnestic properties. It is used in dentistry, cardiac surgery, endoscopic procedures, as preanesthetic medication, and as an adjunct to local anesthesia. The short duration and cardiorespiratory stability makes it useful in poor-risk, elderly, and cardiac patients. It is water-soluble at pH less than 4 and lipid-soluble at physiological pH.Acid-Base Equilibrium: The balance between acids and bases in the BODY FLUIDS. The pH (HYDROGEN-ION CONCENTRATION) of the arterial BLOOD provides an index for the total body acid-base balance.Ethers
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... (or spinal anesthesia), also called spinal block, subarachnoid block, intradural block and intrathecal block ... A spinal gives profound block of all motor and sensory function below the level of injection, whereas an epidural blocks a ' ... An epidural often does not cause as significant a neuromuscular block as a spinal, unless specific local anesthetics are also ... Epidural anesthesia is a technique whereby a local anesthetic drug is injected through a catheter placed into the epidural ...
Nerve blocks are also associated with a lower risk of neurologic complications compared to the more central epidural or spinal ... Spinal and epidural are the most commonly used forms of central neuraxial blockade. Spinal anesthesia is a "one-shot" injection ... discussed in more detail below in Spinal, epidural and caudal anesthesia). Topical anesthesia: local anesthetics that are ... Regional anesthesia and local anesthesia, which block transmission of nerve impulses between a targeted part of the body and ...
There is less chances of hypotension after epidural anesthesia as compared to spinal anesthesia Epidural catheter can be ... dense block of a spinal anaesthetic with the post-operative analgesic effects of an epidural. This is called combined spinal ... In addition to blocking the nerves which carry pain, local anaesthetic drugs in the epidural space will block other types of ... The spinal dose is then given, the spinal needle withdrawn, and the epidural catheter inserted as normal. This method, known as ...
... heart block, cardiac arrest Toxicity can also occur in the setting of subarachnoid injection during high spinal anesthesia. ... Bupivacaine is indicated for local infiltration, peripheral nerve block, sympathetic nerve block, and epidural and caudal ... It is used by injecting it into the area, around a nerve that supplies the area, or into the spinal canal's epidural space. It ... It is the most commonly used local anesthetic in epidural anesthesia during labor, as well as in postoperative pain management ...
... test to confirm catheter location in the epidural space during procedures like combined spinal and epidural anesthesia. " ... "E-Catheter Kit for Continuous Peripheral Nerve Block". Dynacare. Retrieved 6 October 2014. "Usefulness of the Tsui Test in ... "Pediatric Atlas of Ultrasound and Nerve Stimulation-Guided Regional Anesthesia Regional Anesthesia". Furthermore, Dr. Tsui is ... Anesthesiology Anesthesia and Analgesia British Journal of Anesthesia Journal of Pain Journal of Clinical Microbiology and ...
This may include invasive monitoring (TEE, CVP, arterial pressure), neuraxial nerve blocks (spinal or epidural), peripheral ... An anesthesiologist or anaesthetist is a physician trained in anesthesia and perioperative medicine. The title of the role ... Other healthcare professionals like nurses and dentists provide some anesthesia services, but they have other titles such as " ... Anesthesiology at Curlie (based on DMOZ) OpenAnesthesia - the Anesthesiology Wiki (presented by the International Anesthesia ...
The controversy centers around whether Corning's injection was a spinal or an epidural block. The dose of cocaine used by ... Marx, GF (1994). "The first spinal anesthesia. Who deserves the laurels?". Regional Anesthesia. 19 (6): 429-30. PMID 7848956. ... Corning who created the experimental conditions that ultimately led to the development of both spinal and epidural anesthesia. ... Although Bier properly deserves credit for the introduction of spinal anesthesia into the clinical practice of medicine, it was ...
The block provides pain relief during and after the surgery. The advantages of nerve blocks over general anesthesia include ... but bilateral blocks can be performed for abdominal surgeries. Since it is a unilateral block, it may be chosen over epidurals ... spinal cord or vertebral artery puncture) or supraclavicular (pneumothroax) brachial plexus blocks. The femoral nerve block is ... Therapeutic blocks may be used for acute pain patients, diagnostic blocks are used to find pain sources, prognostic blocks are ...
... (from Ancient Greek ἐπί, "on, upon" + dura mater) is a medical route of administration in which a drug or contrast agent is injected into the epidural space of the spinal cord. Techniques such as epidural analgesia and epidural anaesthesia employ this route of administration. The epidural route is frequently employed by certain physicians and nurse anaesthetists to administer diagnostic (e.g. radiocontrast agents) and therapeutic (e.g., glucocorticoids) chemical substances, as well as certain analgesic and local anaesthetic agents. Epidural techniques frequently involve injection of drugs through a catheter placed into the epidural space. The injection can result in a loss of sensation-including the sensation of pain-by blocking the transmission of signals through nerve fibres in or ...
... is a principle in epidural anaesthesia first described by Professor Achille Mario Dogliotti in 1933. It is a method for the identification of the epidural space, a potential space. As a needle is advanced through the ligamentum flavum, to the epidural space, with constant pressure applied to the piston of a syringe, loss of resistance occurs once the needle enters the epidural space due to the change in pressure. The identification of this space, allows subsequent administration of epidural anaesthesia, a technique used primarily for analgesia during childbirth. This technique remains in use at present[update], and is commonly referred to the loss of resistance to saline technique (LORS) or its variation, the loss of resistance to air technique (LORA). These use, respectively, saline or air to identify the ...
... is bleeding into the epidural space in the spine. These may arise spontaneously (e.g. during childbirth), or as a rare complication of epiduralanaesthesia or of surgery (such as laminectomy). Symptoms usually include back pain which radiates to the arms or the legs. They may cause pressure on the spinal cord or cauda equina, which may present as pain, muscle weakness, or dysfunction of the bladder and bowel. The best way to confirm the diagnosis is MRI. Risk factors include anatomical abnormalities and bleeding disorders. Treatment is generally with emergency surgery. The risk following epidural anaesthesia is difficult to quantify; estimates vary from 1 per 10,000 to 1 per 100,000 epidural anaesthetics. The anatomy of the epidural space is such that spinal ...
... was developed to meet the need for a short-acting spinal anaesthetic that is reliable and has a favourable safety profile to support the growing need for day-case surgery. Licensed in Europe for surgical procedures up to 40 minutes, chloroprocaine is an ester-type local anaesthetic with the shortest duration of action of all the established local anaesthetics. It has a significantly shorter duration of action than lidocaine and is significantly less toxic. Chloroprocaine has a motor block lasting for 40 minutes, a rapid onset time of 3-5 minutes (9.6 min ± 7.3 min at 40 mg dose; 7.9 min ± 6.0 min at 50 mg dose) and a time to ambulation of 90 minutes without complications, especially lacking transient neurologic symptomatology.. These data are based upon a retrospective review of 672 patients suitable for spinal anaesthesia in surgical procedures less than 60 minutes' duration using 30-40 mg chloroprocaine. The results showed good surgical anaesthesia, a fast onset time, ...
... (PDPH) is a complication of puncture of the dura mater (one of the membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord). The headache is severe and described as "searing and spreading like hot metal," involving the back and front of the head, and spreading to the neck and shoulders, sometimes involving neck stiffness. It is exacerbated by movement, and sitting or standing, and relieved to some degree by lying down. Nausea, vomiting, pain in arms and legs, hearing loss, tinnitus, vertigo, dizziness and paraesthesia of the scalp are common. It is a common side-effect of spinal anesthesia and lumbar puncture. Leakage of cerebrospinal fluid puncture causes reduced fluid levels in the brain and spinal cord. Onset occurs within two days in 66 percent and within three days in ninety percent of PDPH cases. It occurs so rarely immediately after puncture that other possible causes should be investigated when ...
Procedures involving injection of any substance into the epidural space require the operator to be technically proficient in order to avoid complications.. The subject may be in the seated, lateral or prone positions. The level of the spine at which the catheter is best placed depends mainly on the site and type of an intended operation or the anatomical origin of pain. The iliac crest is a commonly used anatomical landmark for lumbar epidural injections, as this level roughly corresponds with the fourth lumbar vertebra, which is usually well below the termination of the spinal cord. The Tuohy needle is usually inserted in the midline, between the spinous processes. When using a paramedian approach, the tip of the needle passes along a shelf of vertebral bone called the lamina until just before reaching the ligamentum flavum and the epidural space.. Along with a sudden loss of resistance ...
In the practice of medicine (especially surgery and dentistry), anesthesia or anaesthesia is a state of temporary induced loss of sensation or awareness. It may include analgesia (relief from or prevention of pain), paralysis (muscle relaxation), amnesia (loss of memory), or unconsciousness. A patient under the effects of anesthetic drugs is referred to as being anesthetized. Anesthesia enables the painless performance of medical procedures that would cause severe or intolerable pain to an unanesthetized patient. Three broad categories of anaesthesia exist: General anesthesia suppresses central nervous system activity and results in unconsciousness and total lack of sensation. Sedation suppresses the central nervous system to a lesser degree, inhibiting both anxiety and creation of long-term memories without resulting in unconsciousness. Regional anesthesia and local ...
... (1855 - 1923) was an American neurologist, mainly known for his early experiments on neuraxial blockade in New York City. Corning was born in Stamford, Connecticut. When the American Civil War began in 1861, Corning's family moved to Stuttgart, Germany. Corning studied chemistry at the Stuttgart Polytechnic Institute under Hermann von Fehling. He later studied physiology at Heidelberg University under Wilhelm Kühne, and pathology at the University of Würzburg. After receiving his medical degree in 1878, he left Germany and visited Vienna, Paris, and London before finally returning to the United States. In 1884, Karl Koller became the first to describe the anesthetic properties of cocaine. The following year, Corning injected cocaine between the spinous processes of the lower lumbar vertebrae, first in a dog and then in a healthy man. His experiments are the first published descriptions of the principle of neuraxial blockade. On August 16, 1898, German surgeon August Bier ...
... is the systemic response to surgical injury and is characterized by activation of the sympathetic nervous system, endocrine responses as well as immunological and haematological changes. Measurement of surgical stress is used in anaesthesia, physiology and surgery. Analysis of the surgical stress response can be used for evaluation of surgical techniques and comparisons of different anaesthetic protocols. Moreover they can be performed both in the intraoperative or postoperative period. If there is a choice between different techniques for a surgical procedure, one method to evaluate and compare the surgical techniques is to subject one group of patients to one technique, and the other group of patients to another technique, after which the surgical stress responses triggered by the procedures are compared. The technique with the least surgical stress response is considered the best for the patient. Similarly, a group of patients can be subjected to a surgical procedure where one ...
In the practice of medicine (especially surgery and dentistry), anesthesia or anaesthesia is a state of temporary induced loss of sensation or awareness. It may include analgesia (relief from or prevention of pain), paralysis (muscle relaxation), amnesia (loss of memory), or unconsciousness. A patient under the effects of anesthetic drugs is referred to as being anesthetized. Anesthesia enables the painless performance of medical procedures that would cause severe or intolerable pain to an unanesthetized patient. Three broad categories of anaesthesia exist: General anesthesia suppresses central nervous system activity and results in unconsciousness and total lack of sensation. Sedation suppresses the central nervous system to a lesser degree, inhibiting both anxiety and creation of long-term memories without resulting in unconsciousness. Regional anesthesia and local ...
A post-anesthesia care unit, often abbreviated PACU and sometimes referred to as post-anesthesia recovery or PAR, is a vital part of hospitals, ambulatory care centers, and other medical facilities. It is an area, normally attached to operating room suites, designed to provide care for patients recovering from general anesthesia, regional anesthesia, or local anesthesia. The basic responsibilities of PACU staff include: airway management and oxygen administration for patients who have undergone general anesthesia monitoring vital signs (heart rate, blood pressure, temperature, and respiratory rate) managing postoperative pain treating postoperative nausea and vomiting treating postanesthetic shivering monitoring surgical sites for excessive bleeding, mucopurulent discharge, swelling, hematomas, wound ...
Various stimuli including asthma, allergies, exercise, stress, and irritants such as smoke, dust, fumes, liquids, and food can trigger laryngospasm. It is common in drowning, both as a direct response to inhalation of water, and as a complication during rescue and resuscitation due to aspiration of vomit. In some individuals laryngospasm can occur spontaneously or as a result of reflux or impaired swallowing. GERD is a common cause of spontaneous laryngospasm. Treating GERD can lessen the frequency of spasms. The onset of spasms may be caused by a viral infection.. It is also a complication associated with anesthesia. The spasm can happen often without any provocation, but tends to occur after tracheal extubation. In children, the condition can be particularly deadly, leading to cardiac arrest within 30-45 seconds, and is a possible cause of death associated with the induction of general anesthesia in the pediatric ...
Friedrich Sertürner (1783-1841) first isolated morphine from opium in 1804; he named it morphine after Morpheus, the Greek god of dreams.[full citation needed][full citation needed]. Henry Hill Hickman (1800-1830) experimented with the use of carbon dioxide as an anesthetic in the 1820s. He would make the animal insensible, effectively via almost suffocating it with carbon dioxide, then determine the effects of the gas by amputating one of its limbs. In 1824, Hickman submitted the results of his research to the Royal Society in a short treatise titled Letter on suspended animation: with the view of ascertaining its probable utility in surgical operations on human subjects. The response was an 1826 article in The Lancet titled 'Surgical Humbug' that ruthlessly criticised his work. Hickman died four years later at age 30. Though he was unappreciated at the time of his death, his work has since been positively reappraised and he is now recognised as one of the fathers of ...
Antonyms for caudal anesthesia. 2 synonyms for caudal anesthesia: caudal anaesthesia, caudal block. What are synonyms for ... Chan, "Spinal, epidural, and caudal anesthesia," in Millers Anesthesia, R.. Caudal Epidural Block: An Updated Review of ... Synonyms for caudal anesthesia. regional anesthesia resulting from injection of an anesthetic into the caudal end of the spinal ... Advantages of caudal block over intrarectal local anesthesia plus periprostatic nerve block for transrectal ultrasound guided ...
In response to a CPT, spinal anesthesia blocked the increase in CI, and epidural anesthesia blocked the increase in TPR ... when a motor block is present during spinal or epidural anesthesia, sympathetic nerve transmission is blocked. Thus, epidural ... Does Spinal Anesthesia Result in a More Complete Sympathetic Block Than That from Epidural Anesthesia?. Anesthesiology 4 1995, ... Does Spinal Anesthesia Result in a More Complete Sympathetic Block Than That from Epidural Anesthesia? ...
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What are spinal block and epidural anesthesia? These are two techniques used to eliminate pain during a surgical or obstetrical ... A spinal block consists of injecting a medication (local anesthetic) into the cerebrospinal fluid (spine) where the nerve roots ... Read more about What are spinal block and epidural anesthesia? Pages. *1 ...
Epidural and spinal anesthesia. This is a shot of anesthetic near the spinal cord and the nerves that connect to it. It blocks ... After spinal or epidural anesthesia some people get headaches.. Your risk depends on the type of anesthesia you get, your age, ... Types of regional anesthesia include: *Peripheral nerve blocks. This is a shot of anesthetic to block pain around a specific ... Regional anesthesia blocks pain to a larger part of your body. You may also get medicine to help you relax or sleep. ...
What are the risks of spinal block and epidural anesthesia? All medical procedures involve risks, even when they are performed ... Read more about What are the risks of spinal block and epidural anesthesia? ... What are the risks of general anesthesia? All medical procedures involve risks, even when they are performed by experts. The ... What are the risks of peripheral nerve catheter anesthesia? All medical procedures involve risks, even when they are performed ...
Epidural and spinal anesthesia. A local anesthetic is injected near the spinal cord and major nerves that enter the spinal cord ... Regional Anesthesia. Topic Overview. Regional anesthesia is the use of local anesthetics to block sensations of pain from a ... Spinal anesthesia medicine is injected into the fluid that surrounds the spinal cord (cerebrospinal fluid). The most common ... Does not require general anesthesia.. Risks and complications from regional anesthesia. For regional anesthesia, an anesthetic ...
An epidural block is a numbing medicine given by injection (shot) in the back. It numbs or causes a loss of feeling in the ... Spinal, epidural, and caudal anesthesia: anatomy, physiology, and technique. In: Chestnut DH, Wong CA, Tsen LC, et al, eds. ... Combined spinal epidural block. This combines both a spinal and epidural block. It provides pain relief much faster. The ... An epidural block may change or alter labor and delivery.. *If you are very numb from the block, you may have a harder time ...
Epidural block: *Liquid pain medication injected near spinal cord. *Given in small amounts by an anesthesiologist-a doctor who ... Epidural anesthesia. American Pregnancy Association website. Available at: ...(Click grey area to select URL). Updated March 24 ... Spinal block: *Liquid pain medication injected into spinal fluid. *Used for pain relief during delivery, especially if forceps ... Spinal block. American Pregnancy Association website. Available at: ...(Click grey area to select URL). Updated August 8, 2015 ...
Local Anesthetic for Infiltration and Nerve Block Not for Spinal or Epidural Anesthesia ... Local anesthetics rapidly cross the placenta and when used for epidural, paracervical, pudenal, or caudal block anesthesia, can ... should not be used for epidural or spinal anesthesia because the safety of these agents has not been established with regard to ... In one study paracervical block anesthesia was associated with a decrease in the mean duration of first stage labor and ...
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... thus intensifying spinal block 22 even with no increase in upper sensory block level after epidural bupivacaine administration. ... Stienstra R, Dahan A, Alhadi BZ et al - Mechanism of action of an epidural top-up in combined spinal epidural anesthesia. ... Minimum analgesic concentration of bupivacaine after continuous epidural infusion following spinal anesthesia in the ... Anesthesia was obtained with lumbar spinal hyperbaric bupivacaine. An epidural catheter placed at L4-L5 level was inserted 3 to ...
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- A comparison of two different doses of bupivacaine in caudal anesthesia for neonatal circumcision. (freethesaurus.com)
- Comparison of two different doses of dexmedetomidine with bupivacaine in paediatric caudal anesthesia for infraumbilical surgeries: a randomized double blind clinical study. (freethesaurus.com)
- An anesthesiologist typically administers this type of anesthesia. (medicinenet.com)
- This type of anesthesia does allow for more movement - usually with some assistance -- during the birth process. (lovetoknow.com)
- What determines the type of anesthesia used? (healthlinkbc.ca)
- Your doctor may prefer one type of anesthesia over another for your surgery. (healthlinkbc.ca)
- Your risk depends on the type of anesthesia you get, your age, your health, and how you respond to the medicines used. (healthlinkbc.ca)
- What type of anesthesia will be used during the procedure? (acog.org)
- Your anesthesiologist, in consultation with your surgeon, will determine the best type of anesthesia for you. (ajh.org)
- This type of anesthesia lets you still be awake and aware of what's going on. (webmd.com)
- If your child is having this surgery, the surgeon will discuss the type of anesthesia your child will receive. (floridahealthfinder.gov)
- The anesthesiologist will discuss your (or your child's) medical history to determine the right amount and type of anesthesia to use. (floridahealthfinder.gov)
- This type of anesthesia is used for minor procedures. (cityofhope.org)
- This type of anesthesia is used for certain procedures to the abdomen, pelvis, arms or legs. (cityofhope.org)
- This type of anesthesia may be used for less invasive (not deep into the body) surgery. (cityofhope.org)
- With this type of anesthesia, you will be completely unconscious during a surgery, with no sensations, feeling of pain, awareness, movement or memory of the surgery. (cityofhope.org)
- However, other more specific side effects you may experience will depend on the type of anesthesia you are given. (cityofhope.org)
- The likelihood of developing postoperative complications depends on the age and general health of the patient, the type of anesthesia, surgical site and urgency of the procedure. (livestrong.com)
- A regional anesthetic may be combined with another type of anesthesia. (massgeneral.org)
- You will need to talk with your doctor about the type of anesthesia that will be best for you. (limamemorial.org)
- Which type of anesthesia is best for me based on the procedure that I am having? (limamemorial.org)
- This type of anesthesia avoids few risk and unpleasantness associated with other forms of anesthesia like vomiting and nausea. (altiusdirectory.com)
- Obstetric anesthesia. (medlineplus.gov)
- The second thousand epidural blocks in an obstetric hospital practice. (thefreedictionary.com)
- Currently, most common drug for obstetric epidural anesthesia is bupivacaine. (scielo.br)
- Obstetric anesthesiologists have cautiously approached the issue of regional anesthesia in these patients, using primarily epidural anesthesia in preference to spinal anesthesia. (asahq.org)
- Hypotension is the most common effect of neuraxial anesthesia , particularly in obstetric patients. (thefreedictionary.com)
- The Society of Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology is committed to providing both information and guidance to its trainee members regarding careers in obstetric anesthesiology. (soap.org)
- This award is intended for initiating research that will advance the practice of obstetric anesthesia in a country where Kybele or another outreach program is conducted by a SOAP member. (soap.org)
- In the ASA Closed Claims Database, nerve injury was the most common cause of maternal injury in obstetric anesthesia claims from 1990 on. (renalandurologynews.com)
- Intrinsic obstetric neuropathies related to labor and the mode of delivery are much more prevalent than those caused by direct trauma of needles and catheters used in neuraxial anesthesia. (renalandurologynews.com)
- The behaviour of isobaric levobupivacaine in relation to gravity when used in obstetric spinal anesthesia is unclear. (hindawi.com)
- An epidural block is a numbing medicine given by injection (shot) in the back. (medlineplus.gov)
- Skill and experience are needed for the anesthesia specialist to inject the anesthetic at the proper location, because the site of injection of the anesthetic has a significant impact on its effect. (uwhealth.org)
- With the catheter in place, you can request an epidural at any time if the initial intrathecal injection is inadequate. (americanpregnancy.org)
- Precise placement of epidural needles for single-injection techniques and catheters for continuous epidural anesthesia ensures that the dermatomes involved in the surgical procedure are selectively blocked, allowing for lower doses of local anesthetics to be used and sparing unnecessary blockade in nondesired regions. (nysora.com)
- General anesthetics induce anesthesia throughout the body and can be administered either by inhalation or by direct injection into the bloodstream. (britannica.com)
- Local anesthetics provide restricted anesthesia because they are administered to the peripheral sensory nerves innervating a region, usually by injection . (britannica.com)
- A caudal block is an injection of numbing medicine. (alberta.ca)
- Regional block resulting from an injection of a large volume of local anesthetic into the epidural space . (wikidoc.org)
- This is basically an injection around the spinal canal. (wikidoc.org)
- Many women ask for pain medicine, such as an epidural injection, which partially or fully numbs the lower body. (stlukesonline.org)
- Local or regional anesthesia involves the injection or application of an anesthetic drug to a specific area of the body, as opposed to the entire body and brain as occurs during general anesthesia. (thefreedictionary.com)
- Local anesthesia involves the injection into the skin or muscle or application to the skin of an anesthetic directly where pain will occur. (thefreedictionary.com)
- Epidural anesthesia involves the injection of a large volume of local anesthetic directly into the space surrounding the spinal fluid sac (the epidural space), not into the spinal fluid. (thefreedictionary.com)
- Nerve blocks involve the injection of an anesthetic into the area around a nerve that supplies a particular region of the body, preventing the nerve from carrying nerve impulses to the brain. (thefreedictionary.com)
- On the basis of this evidence, we conducted a study to assess the variability of block extension in relation to the gravitational forces induced by a change in the position of the patient immediately following the injection of the anesthetic into the subarachnoid space. (hindawi.com)
- Patients in the early supine position group (supine group) were placed in the supine position immediately after the placement of the spinal injection, while patients randomized to the second group (seated group) remained in the sitting position for 2 minutes before assuming the supine position. (hindawi.com)
- Epidural techniques frequently involve injection of drugs through a catheter placed into the epidural space. (wikipedia.org)
- An epidural injection or infusion for pain relief (e.g. in childbirth) is less likely to cause loss of muscle power, but has to be augmented to be sufficient for surgery. (wikipedia.org)
- Anesthesia is a way to control pain during a surgery or procedure by using medicine called anesthetics . (healthlinkbc.ca)
- How quickly the anesthesia wears off depends on the anesthetics and other medicines used, your age, your health, and on your response to the medicines. (healthlinkbc.ca)
- Regional anesthesia is the use of local anesthetics to block sensations of pain from a large area of the body, such as an arm or leg or the abdomen. (uwhealth.org)
- People who receive regional anesthesia are carefully watched, because the anesthetics used may affect the central nervous system , cardiovascular system, and respiratory system (airway and lungs). (uwhealth.org)
- Epidural medications fall into a class of drugs called local anesthetics, such as bupivacaine , chloroprocaine , or lidocaine . (americanpregnancy.org)
- Local anesthetics and other drugs are used for these procedures to reduce or "block" pain and other sensation over a wider region of the body. (ajh.org)
- Epidural local anesthetics associated to opioids are often used for cesarean section anesthesia. (scielo.br)
- Not infrequently, general anesthetics are combined with drugs that block neuromuscular impulse transmission. (britannica.com)
- These systemic anesthetics result in a rapid onset of anesthesia after a single dose, because of their high solubility in lipids and their relatively high perfusion rate in the brain. (britannica.com)
- The intravenous anesthetics are frequently used for induction of anesthesia and are followed by an inhalational agent for maintenance of the anesthetic state. (britannica.com)
- Neuraxial anesthesia , including epidural and combined spinal-epidural anesthetics, are the "gold standard" interventions for pain relief during labor because they provide a superb combination of reliable pain relief and safety for the mother and child. (thefreedictionary.com)
- Refers to a Regional block resulting from a small volume of local anesthetics being injected into the spinal canal . (wikidoc.org)
- The European anesthesia drugs market has been segmented by the type into general and local anesthetics. (researchandmarkets.com)
- Exclusion criteria were contraindications to spinal anesthesia (coagulopathy, neuromuscular disease, and known allergy to local anesthetics). (hindawi.com)
- Epidural anesthesia can be continued for longer duration during longer surgeries by either giving top ups of local anesthetics or by continuous infusion of local anesthetics by infusion pumps. (wikipedia.org)
- With this procedure, medications are injected near the nerves of the low back to block pain signals from your lower body, even though you remain awake and labor is usually not significantly slowed. (medicinenet.com)
- Regional anesthesia allows a procedure to be done on a region of the body without your being unconscious. (uwhealth.org)
- Intravenous (IV) fluids will be started before active labor begins and prior to the procedure of placing the epidural. (americanpregnancy.org)
- If you have an emergency C-section, your anesthesiologist may be able to quickly give you medicine through your epidural to make you numb, so you still may be able to be awake during the procedure. (webmd.com)
- The medicine numbs, or blocks feeling in a certain part of your body so that you either feel less pain or no pain at all depending on the procedure. (medlineplus.gov)
- Epidural anesthesia is the pain-killing procedure that allows the mother to be awake and aware during childbirth. (chicagotribune.com)
- They say that epidurals, like any medical procedure, carry risks that women often ignore and that many women get epidurals unnecessarily. (chicagotribune.com)
- Since local anesthesia affects just the nerves in the surgical area and not your brain, you will be awake during the procedure. (cityofhope.org)
- This chapter discusses the various options of regional procedure for common orthopedic procedures in patients with cerebral palsy and illustrates each nerve block in detail. (springer.com)
- Dadure C, Acosta C, Capdevila X (2004) Perioperative pain management of a complex orthopedic surgical procedure with double continuous nerve blocks in a burned child. (springer.com)
- Patients and families often have many questions about what to expect and how to prepare for anesthesia during a surgical procedure. (massgeneral.org)
- The purpose of anesthesia is to relieve pain, to reduce awareness and to keep your body motionless during a procedure. (massgeneral.org)
- An anesthesia or nurse will be there to monitor during the procedure. (massgeneral.org)
- The procedure is done under general anesthesia. (healthline.com)
- This procedure can be done under general, epidural, or spinal anesthesia. (limamemorial.org)
- Signs and symptoms of this problem should alert the practitioner to the potential danger of epidural insertion prior to the procedure. (renalandurologynews.com)
- Furthermore, CS is a relatively short duration procedure that is often followed by early mobilization of the patient, which increases the potential for late extension of the block [ 5 , 6 ]. (hindawi.com)
- What are the risks and complications of anesthesia? (healthlinkbc.ca)
- A spinal headache may be treated quickly with a blood patch to prevent further complications. (uwhealth.org)
- Patients who have been taking opioid pain relievers for several months before spinal fusion surgery are at increased risk of complications after their surgery, reports a study in the journal Spine, pu. (bioportfolio.com)
- SAN DIEGO - Patients who are black, Hispanic, on Medicaid or are uninsured may be less likely to receive regional anesthesia during hip and knee replacement surgery, possibly putting them at greater risk of serious complications, according to a study of more than 1 million orthopedic surgeries being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2015 annual meeting . (asahq.org)
- There are significant anatomical differences in children com-pared with adults that should be considered when using neuraxial anesthesia. (nysora.com)
- US imaging can be used to evaluate the neuraxial anat-omy and the approach to the epidural space. (nysora.com)
- Highlights the significant anatomical and pharmacological differences that should be considered for neuraxial anesthesia in children. (nysora.com)
- The patient was educated on the risks and benefits of neuraxial anesthesia based on the available literature, including the remote possibility of exacerbation of neurological symptoms. (thefreedictionary.com)
- The most common indication for GA was maternal contraindications to neuraxial anesthesia or a failed block (75.5%) such as previous back surgery, spinal deformity, thrombocytopenia, and other coagulation defects [Table (thefreedictionary.com)
- Is neuraxial anesthesia safe in patients undergoing surgery for treatment of periprosthetic joint infection? (thefreedictionary.com)
- The partner's presence in the operating room during neuraxial anesthesia for cesarean delivery was associated with no significant difference in patient anxiety but was associated with decreased partner anxiety . (thefreedictionary.com)
- Patients who experienced a cardiac arrest during neuraxial anesthesia had an equal or greater likelihood of survival than those who arrested during general anesthesia. (lww.com)
- Permanent neurologic injury after neuraxial anesthesia is rare, less than 1 in 100,000, including epidural hematoma and abscess, as well as direct nerve trauma. (renalandurologynews.com)
- Obesity, pregnancy, and the lateral position, often used for neuraxial block placement, all increase the inaccuracy of this method. (renalandurologynews.com)
- Neuropathies related to neuraxial anesthesia are frequently painful with worsening symptoms. (renalandurologynews.com)
- This case report describes an occurrence of intractable localized pruritus after spinal anesthesia in the absence of neuraxial opioid. (ebscohost.com)
- A spinal block requires less medication and is typically given only one time, while, with an epidural block, a catheter may be inserted into the epidural space for repeated delivery of anesthetic medications as necessary. (medicinenet.com)
- An epidural block takes about 10 to 20 minutes to work, and because a catheter is inserted into the epidural space, the effects can last as long as needed due to the ability to inject more medication. (medicinenet.com)
- Then, a small plastic tube (catheter) is inserted into the epidural space and all needles are removed. (hss.edu)
- After securing intravenous line with 18 G IV cannula, pre-loading was done with 15 mL/kg of warm lactated Ringer's solution over 15 minutes before administering epidural block and then 5 mL/min. (thefreedictionary.com)
- Over the course of the two weeks, each student will become familiar with the basic principles and techniques of general anesthesia, intravenous and inhalational agent pharmacology, invasive monitoring, and fluid resuscitation. (uclahealth.org)
- Unmedicated alternatives were the only option for women in labor until the advent of intravenous drugs, which left women groggy or spacy, or general anesthesia, which left them unconscious during childbirth. (chicagotribune.com)
- Rapid, safe, and well-controlled anesthesia can be obtained by the intravenous administration of depressants of the central nervous system, such as the barbiturates (e.g., thiopental ), the benzodiazepines (e.g., midazolam), or other drugs such as propofol, ketamine , and etomidate. (britannica.com)
- Intravenous fluid administration either prophylactically or as management of hypotension during regional anesthesia is also thought to place the severely preeclamptic patient at unusual risk for iatrogenic pulmonary edema. (asahq.org)
- 2 ] Finally, intravenous pressor agents such as ephedrine commonly are used to manage hypotension after induction of regional anesthesia and are hypothesized to be hazardous to severely preeclamptic women, who may be more sensitive to these agents. (asahq.org)
- While usually administered with inhalational agents, general anesthesia can be achieved with intravenous agents, such as propofol . (wikidoc.org)
- Forty minutes before the induction of spinal anaesthesia we started the intravenous (i.v.) infusion of 1000 mL of lactated Ringer solution to provide volume preload. (hindawi.com)
- Pain relief during labor can include intravenous pain medication, spinal block or epidural anesthesia. (acmchealth.org)
- Studies confirmed the following intraoperative risk factors: emergency surgery, major surgery with large open surface, duration of surgery or anaesthesia for more than two hours, epidural anaesthesia combined with general anaesthesia, and over four litres of applied intravenous fluid. (signavitae.com)
- What are the risks of spinal block and epidural anesthesia? (hug-ge.ch)
- Understanding the different types of epidurals, how they are administered, and their benefits and risks will help you in your decision-making during the course of labor and delivery. (americanpregnancy.org)
- As with any anesthetic, there are risks and benefits to spinals and epidurals. (hss.edu)
- 4 ] A common justification for preferring epidural to spinal anesthesia is the belief that incrementally dosing the epidural catheter increases the epidural sensory blockade in stages and minimizes the risks of hypotension. (asahq.org)
- Anesthesia poses risks for some people. (marshfieldclinic.org)
- Epidural anesthesia is "safer" as the patient is awake even though this modality carries some risks as well. (healthtap.com)
- Many women decide they want an epidural during childbirth. (lovetoknow.com)
- This is the most common type of regional anesthesia for childbirth. (lovetoknow.com)
- This article focuses on epidural blocks during childbirth. (medlineplus.gov)
- Many studies have shown that an epidural is a safe way to manage pain during childbirth. (medlineplus.gov)
- Women often have an epidural during childbirth . (medlineplus.gov)
- But aside from medical considerations, many childbirth educators worry epidurals have diminished their role, which was traditionally to teach women how to handle pain. (chicagotribune.com)
- Booth led a discussion on epidural anesthesia at the annual convention of the Internatonal Childbirth Educatin Association recently. (chicagotribune.com)
- Many childbirth educators are opposed to epidurals unless there is a proved medical need. (chicagotribune.com)
- And some worry that epidurals may diminish the role they`ve had in teaching women in childbirth to handle pain. (chicagotribune.com)
- The anesthesiologist then moves the needle into the epidural space and replaces the needle with a catheter which is then taped in place. (lovetoknow.com)
- An anesthesiologist (specialize in administering anesthesia), an obstetrician or nurse anesthetist will administer your epidural. (americanpregnancy.org)
- The anesthesiologist will pull the needle back into the epidural space, thread a catheter through the needle, then withdraw the needle and leave the catheter in place. (americanpregnancy.org)
- With the most authoritative and complete overview of anesthesia theory and practice, the latest edition of Basic Anesthesia, edited by noted anesthesiologist Ronald D. Miller, MD and Manuel C. Pardo, Jr., MD, continues to serve as an excellent primer on the scope and practice of anesthesiology. (elsevier.com)
- World-renowned anesthesiologist Dr. Ronald D. Miller, along with new co-editor Dr. Manuel Pardo, presents definitive coverage on new and rapidly changing areas in anesthesia practice. (elsevier.com)
- The anesthesiologist will use local anesthesia to numb an area of your back. (ajh.org)
- After your anesthesiologist has performed the spinal or epidural block, you will generally feel numbness and may notice that your legs will become weak to the point where you may not be able to move them - this is normal. (ajh.org)
- Your surgeon or anesthesia doctor (anesthesiologist) will see you and give you instructions for you or your child. (floridahealthfinder.gov)
- The doctor who gives you epidural or spinal anesthesia is called an anesthesiologist. (medlineplus.gov)
- Epidural-used by a trained physician (anesthesiologist). (ghs.org)
- Written by an experienced anesthesiologist, "The Epidural Book" is lighthearted and informative. (betterworldbooks.com)
- Your anesthesiologist will insert a needle through the ligaments of your back into the epidural space. (hss.edu)
- In both groups, spinal anesthesia was performed by one anesthesiologist using the same technique with the patient in the sitting position, using a midline approach at L3-L4 and a 27G Whitacre needle, and injecting 12.5 mg of isobaric levobupivacaine 0.5% over 30 seconds. (hindawi.com)
- Local anesthesia numbs a small part of the body for minor procedures. (healthlinkbc.ca)
- Local anesthesia numbs the nerves that cause pain in a small area of the body. (cancer.ca)
- An epidural block numbs the lower half of the body. (acog.org)
- A spinal block also numbs the lower half of your body. (acog.org)
- The block numbs those nerves so that they don't send pain messages to the brain. (alberta.ca)
- This form of anesthesia numbs the body but still allows the person to be awake. (medicalnewstoday.com)
- A spinal usually provides better pain relief than an epidural and may take several hours to wear off, at which time sensory and motor function of the tissues/muscles controlled by the previously blocked nerves will return. (medicinenet.com)
- This is a shot of anesthetic to block pain around a specific nerve or group of nerves. (healthlinkbc.ca)
- A local anesthetic is injected near a specific nerve or bundle of nerves to block sensations of pain from the area of the body supplied by the nerve. (uwhealth.org)
- Where the anesthetic is injected determines which nerves are blocked, and the part of the body supplied by those nerves will be numbed. (cancer.ca)
- The medication given bathes the nerves and blocks out the pain. (ajh.org)
- The drug acts to block the nerves that transmit feelings of pain to the brain. (chicagotribune.com)
- Local anesthesia involves loss of sensation in one area of the body by the blockage of conduction in nerves. (britannica.com)
- Anesthetic medicines are injected or applied topically to temporarily block nerves in the surgical area. (cityofhope.org)
- Regional anesthesia involves injecting anesthetic drugs near nerves and results in numbing larger portions of the body, so pain signals cannot reach the brain. (cityofhope.org)
- As the hernia develops and the damaged tissue extends into the spinal column, it pushes on the nerves. (healthline.com)
- Additionally, diagnostic spinal or epidural blocks are used to confirm sympathetically mediated pain of the lower extremity. (asahq.org)
- Available medical pain control options range from pain control medications to nerve blocks and anesthesia. (medicinenet.com)
- Epidural anesthesia is a popular choice for pain control because it does not affect your ability to push during labor. (medicinenet.com)
- With this anesthesia set-up, you can also request additional epidural anesthesia at any time if the initial dose is not sufficient for pain control. (lovetoknow.com)
- Both epidurals and CSEAs give effective pain relief for the majority of women. (lovetoknow.com)
- While epidurals can be a safe and effective form of pain relief, both do depend on the skill of the doctor administering the anesthesia. (lovetoknow.com)
- Block pain. (healthlinkbc.ca)
- For example, you may get a shot of medicine directly into the surgical area to block pain. (healthlinkbc.ca)
- Regional anesthesia blocks pain to a larger part of your body. (healthlinkbc.ca)
- It blocks pain from an entire region of the body, such as the belly, hips, or legs. (healthlinkbc.ca)
- This type of epidural will lessen your pain, but you will still be able to move your legs. (medlineplus.gov)
- Regional anesthesia may be given with other medicines that make you relaxed or sleepy (sedatives) or relieve pain (analgesics). (uwhealth.org)
- Epidural anesthesia is the most popular method of pain relief during labor. (americanpregnancy.org)
- Women request an epidural by name more than any other method of pain relief. (americanpregnancy.org)
- Epidural anesthesia is regional anesthesia that blocks pain in a particular region of the body. (americanpregnancy.org)
- If you deliver by cesarean, an epidural anesthesia will allow you to stay awake and also provide effective pain relief during recovery. (americanpregnancy.org)
- When these drugs attach to certain opioid receptors, they block the transmission of pain messages to the brain. (aaos.org)
- Opioids work rapidly to block pain and also change the way your brain perceives pain. (aaos.org)
- Opioids may also be given in the surgical recovery room to control pain as you wake from anesthesia. (aaos.org)
- Local Anesthesia: Other pain-relieving medications may be injected into the surgical incision by your surgeon. (ajh.org)
- Spinal and epidural anesthesia are procedures that deliver medicines that numb parts of your body to block pain. (medlineplus.gov)
- Most people feel no pain during spinal and epidural anesthesia and recover fully. (medlineplus.gov)
- Unlike other pain-killers, minimal medication is transferred through the placenta to the fetus with an epidural. (chicagotribune.com)
- Epidurals offer that pain relief with minimized risk to the baby. (chicagotribune.com)
- For Carrie Holleran of Orlando, a former labor nurse and mother of two, an epidural was salvation from severe pain. (chicagotribune.com)
- As it turns out, I had a very long labor and did get an epidural and really enjoyed the last few hours of labor, when the pain was getting intolerable. (chicagotribune.com)
- Epidurals or many other pain relief options are also available. (momswhothink.com)
- You cannot receive an epidural at a birth center although some pain medicines may be available. (momswhothink.com)
- Anesthesia is the use of medications to prevent the sensation of pain. (cityofhope.org)
- There have been three areas with relatively recent developments: 1) technology to improve airway management, 2) the application of ultrasound, which enhances the safety of vascular access and the placement of nerve blocks, and 3) the utilization of multimodal techniques to treat and manage pain. (cityofhope.org)
- The Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine provides high-quality patient care, conducts innovative research and offers comprehensive educational opportunities. (massgeneral.org)
- Local anesthesia either places medication on the skin or injects it to block pain in a small area of the body. (massgeneral.org)
- Sciatica is a pain condition caused by compression of the spinal nerve. (healthline.com)
- The spinal nerve now has the space it needs inside the spinal column, so any pain caused by pinching on the nerve should stop. (healthline.com)
- Ropivacaine is an anesthetic (numbing medicine) that blocks the nerve impulses that send pain signals to your brain. (rexhealth.com)
- Anesthesia or anaesthesia (from Greek αν- an- "without" + αἲσθησις aisthesis "sensation") has traditionally meant the condition of having the feeling of pain and other sensations blocked. (wikidoc.org)
- Regional anesthesia: Loss of pain sensation, with varying degrees of muscle relaxation, in certain regions of the body. (wikidoc.org)
- However, conduction anesthesia may be preferable because of superior pain control and fewer side effects. (wikipedia.org)
- Though it can be easily performed, repeated local anaesthetic blocks in chronic pain conditions are not recommended as there is no evidence of long-term benefits. (wikipedia.org)
- We present a case of intractable left lower abdominal pain following cesarean delivery, and discuss the use of ilioinguinal/iliohypogastric nerve blocks to provide immediate and sustained relief. (soap.org)
- Despite receiving IV fentanyl and bilateral transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block, the patient continued to have excruciating pain. (soap.org)
- However, upon briefly discontinuing her epidural infusion on post-operative day (POD) #1, she again developed severe neuropathic pain, and the epidural infusion was restarted. (soap.org)
- Ultrasound-guided ilioinguinal/iliohypogastric nerve blocks for chronic pain after inguinal hernia repair. (soap.org)
- Anesthesiologists and pain physicians are skilled at placing needles or catheters (tubes) into this space in the spinal canal to administer medications. (healthtap.com)
- Local anesthesia is a method of delivering pain control medicine to the specific area. (altiusdirectory.com)
- Pain is experienced by 25% patients despite of spinal anesthesia. (altiusdirectory.com)
- Widely acknowledged as the foremost introductory text, the new edition-now presented in full color throughout-has been thoroughly updated to reflect new and rapidly changing areas in anesthesia practice including new chapters on awareness under anesthesia, quality and patient safety, orthopedics, and expanded coverage of new ultrasound techniques in regional anesthesiology with detailed illustrated guidance. (elsevier.com)
- Michael Lew, chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at City of Hope, says researchers here are exploring ways to make anesthesia care even better. (cityofhope.org)
- At City of Hope, the Department of Anesthesiology uses advanced technologies in the administration of anesthesia to patients. (cityofhope.org)
- This affords them the opportunity to spend additional time in the OR under the tutelage of our anesthesia residents and faculty, thereby confirming their interest in anesthesiology. (mcw.edu)
- Supported by the Department of Anesthesiology, Section on Obstetrical Anesthesia, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. (asahq.org)
- Because many women are not able to urinate immediately following regional anesthesia, a catheter may need to be inserted into the bladder until the spinal or epidural block wears off. (medicinenet.com)
- A relatively uncommon complication is a headache which begins after the anesthesia wears off. (medicinenet.com)
- But when the anesthesia wears off, you should be able to see, hold, and feed your baby. (webmd.com)
- Follow your doctor's instructions to keep your child safe until the block wears off. (alberta.ca)
- Efficacy and safety of occipital nerve blocks in cluster headache: a prospective observational study. (ebscohost.com)
- An abstract of the article "Efficacy and safety of occipital nerve blocks in cluster headache: a prospective observational study" by C. Gaul, J. Roguski, H. Shanib, A. Totzeck, K. GÃ¶rlinger, H. C . Diener, and R. Weber is presented. (ebscohost.com)
- Role of Interventional Therapies for Migraine and Headache: Onabotulinum Toxin A, Stimulators, and Nerve Blocks. (ebscohost.com)
- Students will be introduced to invasive monitoring (arterial lines/central venous lines) and regional anesthesia procedures (spinal/epidural/nerve blocks). (mcw.edu)
- Further, we DESCRIBE THE feasibility of performing regional nerve blocks in challenging SITUATIONS such as in patients with spinal instrumentation and baclofen catheter in situ. (springer.com)
- Nerve blocks can be used on many parts of the body. (massgeneral.org)
- The epidural infusion was discontinued and patient was discharged home on oral analgesics on POD #4. (soap.org)
- Background: In this study, the effects of iv infusion of propofol and dexmedetomidine on hemodynamics and serum IL-6 levels in spinal anesthesia were evaluated. (ebscohost.com)
- When a catheter is placed into the epidural space (see below) a continuous infusion can be maintained for several days, if needed. (wikipedia.org)
- In 1985, Williams Obstetrics recommended avoiding regional anesthesia because "of concern for sudden, severe hypotension induced by splanchnic blockade and, in turn, the immediate danger from pressor agents and subsequent danger from large volumes of aqueous fluid given to try to correct hypotension so induced. (asahq.org)
- The severely preeclamptic patient's reduced plasma volume is thought to place the patient at unusual risk for hypotension in response to regional anesthesia-induced sympathetic blockade. (asahq.org)
- The loosely packed epidural fat may facilitate the spread of local anesthetic and help achieve a quicker block onset. (nysora.com)
- 5% produces an epidural block of similar onset, quality, and duration with a motor block deeper than that produced by 0. (thefreedictionary.com)
- 5 ] The rapid onset of spinal anesthesia may be particularly beneficial in severely pre-eclamptic patients who frequently require urgent cesarean section. (asahq.org)
- The sensory block level, the onset of sensory and motor blocks, the regression of the sensory block for 2 dermatomes of the sensory block, the first request for analgesics, and the regression of motor block were recorded. (hindawi.com)
- Spinal anesthesia for cesarean section (CS) has gained popularity over epidural techniques because of its easy placement and rapid onset [ 1 ]. (hindawi.com)
- Medicine could enter your spinal fluid. (medlineplus.gov)
- The most common complication of spinal anesthesia is a headache caused by leaking of this fluid. (uwhealth.org)
- You receive it the same way as an epidural block, but the drug is injected directly into the spinal fluid. (acog.org)
- Epidural space - The space surrounding the spinal fluid sac. (thefreedictionary.com)
- Not only a key reference for practicing nurse anesthetists, this bestseller prepares you for certification and today's clinical anesthesia practice. (elsevier.com)
- Nurse Anesthesia Specialty Practice and Education in the United States 3. (elsevier.com)
- Nurse Anesthesia Research: Empowering Decision Making Through Evidence Based Practice 5. (elsevier.com)
- Unit III: Technology Related to Anesthesia Practice 16. (elsevier.com)
- Coté CJ, Lerman J, Todres ID (2009) A practice of anesthesia for infants and children. (springer.com)
- Background and objective: Spinal anesthesia is a preferred method in daily practice as it provides muscle relaxation and maintains spontaneous respiration during surgical procedures. (ebscohost.com)
- Local or regional anesthesia for infiltration and nerve block (see literature). (renalandurologynews.com)
- We have been careful not to make women who select epidurals feel guilty-so careful that it has been easy for mothers to ignore low-medication or unmedicated alternatives,`` writes Sharron S. Humenick, University of Wyoming nursing professor, in the Journal of Perinatal Education. (chicagotribune.com)
- The amount of medication administered from an epidural can be increased or decreased, depending on a mother's preferences. (healthline.com)
- She was treated with medication, bladder training and physical therapy and recovered slowly but gradually, finally discharged 2 months after block with mild weakeness of left leg. (koreamed.org)
- There are some reasons that a woman may not be eligible for an epidural during labor. (lovetoknow.com)
- Many women shiver during labor even without an epidural. (medlineplus.gov)
- An epidural block may change or alter labor and delivery. (medlineplus.gov)
- It is best to wait until you are in active labor to have the epidural placed. (medlineplus.gov)
- The combined block is used when women are in very active labor and want relief right away. (medlineplus.gov)
- There are several types of anesthesia used in labor. (ghs.org)
- The Epidural Book" fully explains anesthesia used during labor and vaginal delivery or C-section, with an emphasis on epidurals. (betterworldbooks.com)
- If you are very numb from the block, you may have a harder time bearing down to push your baby through the birth canal. (medlineplus.gov)
- A blood patch involves injecting a small amount of the person's own blood into the area where the leak is most likely occurring to seal the hole and to increase pressure in the spinal canal and relieve the pull on the membranes surrounding the canal. (uwhealth.org)
- The amount of CSF per body weight is higher in neonates and infants (4 mL/kg) compared with adults (2 mL/kg), and the CSF is localized primarily in the spinal canal. (nysora.com)
- The spinal canal is covered by the dura mater , through which the spinal needle enters. (wikidoc.org)
- The epidural space is a potential space that lies underneath the ligamenta flava , and outside the dura mater (outside layer of the spinal canal). (wikidoc.org)
- You may get a spinal headache if the epidural needle punctures the dura space. (lovetoknow.com)
- You may get a headache after your epidural but this is rare. (medlineplus.gov)
- If I have spinal or epidural anesthesia, will I have a headache afterwards? (limamemorial.org)
- After spinal anesthesia, you lie flat in bed for a few hours to keep you from getting a headache. (stlukes-stl.com)