• needle
  • An attachment for a loss of resistance syringe of the type used for inserting a epidural needle into the epidural space of a patient for administration of anesthesia includes an elastomeric band attached between diametrically opposed points of a ring dimensioned to slide onto the barrel and be retained. (google.com)
  • Once the needle is in position, the anesthesia provider will ensure that the needle did not pass into the dura or into a blood vessel. (blausen.com)
  • Aydin, and N. Etiler, "The effect of combined spinal-epidural (CSE) anaesthesia and size of spinal needle on postoperative hearing loss after elective caesarean section," Clinical Otolaryngology and Allied Sciences , vol. 28, no. 3, pp. 267-272, 2003. (hindawi.com)
  • However, in the inadvertent case dural perforation, the incidence of headache can be lowered by identifying the epidural space with the needle bevel oriented parallel to the longitudinal dural fibers which limits the size of the subsequent dural tear. (wikipedia.org)
  • Types of epidural needles include: The Crawford Needle The Tuohy Needle The Hustead Needle The Weiss Needle The Sprotte Spezial Needle Other Epidural Needles : Other less popular types are the Wagner needle (1957), the Cheng needle(1958), the Crawley needle (1968), the Foldes needle (1973), and the Bell needle (1975)-all variants of the Huber design with a blunted tip of varying sharpness. (wikipedia.org)
  • and the Eldor needle (1993), designed for use with combined spinal epidural anesthesia. (wikipedia.org)
  • Dogliotti is known for describing a "loss-of-resistance" technique, involving constant application of pressure to the plunger of a syringe to identify the epidural space whilst advancing the Tuohy needle - a technique sometimes referred to as Dogliotti's principle. (wikipedia.org)
  • This approach can also prevent PDPH headaches caused by over-penetration during epidural anesthesia (where dural puncture was never intended), since withdrawal of the needle allows the dural puncture to self-close. (wikipedia.org)
  • spinal cord
  • Epidural administration (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. (wikipedia.org)
  • anaesthesia
  • In the practice of medicine (especially surgery and dentistry), anesthesia or anaesthesia is a state of temporary induced loss of sensation or awareness. (wikipedia.org)
  • Three broad categories of anaesthesia exist: General anesthesia suppresses central nervous system activity and results in unconsciousness and total lack of sensation. (wikipedia.org)
  • A patient under regional or local anesthesia remains conscious, unless general anaesthesia or sedation is administered at the same time. (wikipedia.org)
  • Examples include epidural anaesthesia and spinal anaesthesia. (wikipedia.org)
  • This technique has some similarity to epidural anaesthesia, and lay people often confuse the two techniques. (wikipedia.org)
  • space
  • It is used by injecting it into the area, around a nerve that supplies the area, or into the spinal canal's epidural space. (wikipedia.org)
  • As a less common mode of MUA treatment, select injectable medications can be administered directly to affected synovial joints, spinal facet joints or into the surrounding epidural space. (wikipedia.org)
  • Based on Corning's own description of his experiments, it is apparent that his injections were made into the epidural space, and not the subarachnoid space. (wikipedia.org)
  • injections
  • In the early 1980s, several cases were reported of neurological deficits after inadvertent intrathecal injections intended for epidural delivery. (wikipedia.org)
  • surgery
  • G. Galanopoulos, D. Rapti, I. Nikolopoulos, and C. Lambidis, "Sudden sensorineural hearing loss after varicose vein surgery under general anesthesia. (hindawi.com)
  • On August 16, 1898, German surgeon August Bier (1861-1949) performed surgery under spinal anesthesia in Kiel. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 1921, Spanish military surgeon Fidel Pagés (1886-1923) developed the modern technique of lumbar epidural anesthesia, which was popularized in the 1930s by Italian surgery professor Achille Mario Dogliotti (1897-1966). (wikipedia.org)
  • local
  • it is fine for epidural patients if the epidural is just a type of local (marcaine. (allnurses.com)
  • The first two types are usually done under local or epidural anesthesia, and take about 30 minutes to perform. (wikipedia.org)
  • 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. (wikipedia.org)
  • characteristics
  • Procaine Tetracaine Drug bank entry for Chloroprocaine Ampres (chloroprocaine) Summary of Product Characteristics, Palas T, Cloroprocaina in chirurgia ambulatoriale: uno studio osservazionale, Perimed 2009, 3(2):31-34 Drasner K. Chloroprocaine spinal anesthesia: back to the future? (wikipedia.org)
  • hospital
  • Recent findings suggest that epidural use can go a long way beyond labor pain relief: According to scientists from Magee Women's Hospital in Pittsburgh, epidural anesthesia may also reduce your long-term risk of developing postpartum depression. (fitpregnancy.com)
  • block
  • The lowest platelet count that an anesthesia provider will consider before placing a neuraxial block depends partly on the comfort level of the provider and partly on the risk/benefit ratio to the patient. (clinicaladvisor.com)
  • pain
  • 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)
  • If you deliver by cesarean, an epidural anesthesia will allow you to stay awake and also provide effective pain relief during recovery. (americanpregnancy.org)
  • If you have a patient with an epidural post for pain do not give Nubain. (allnurses.com)
  • Why do they (anesthesioligists) always order it for break-thru pain on epidural patients? (allnurses.com)
  • I was taught not to give Nubain to a patient on epidural narcs by anesthesia, we were instructed to call for a new order for break through pain med if Nubain was ordered in these cases. (allnurses.com)
  • According to new research, controlling your labor pain with an epidural may provide benefits that last well after you've given birth. (fitpregnancy.com)
  • Researchers looked at records of 201 women who reported pain scores during labor, and researchers calculated the improvement in pain during labor vs. after epidural administration . (fitpregnancy.com)
  • Does that mean you should definitely use an epidural for pain relief? (fitpregnancy.com)
  • Anesthesia enables the painless performance of medical procedures that would cause severe or intolerable pain to an unanesthetized patient. (wikipedia.org)
  • Manipulation under anesthesia (MUA) or fibrosis release procedures is a multidisciplinary, chronic pain-related manual therapy modality which is used for the purpose of improving articular and soft tissue movement. (wikipedia.org)
  • labor
  • Epidural freezing may also increase the length of labor. (wikipedia.org)
  • The 0.75% formulation is contraindicated in epidural anesthesia during labor because of the association with refractory cardiac arrest. (wikipedia.org)
  • Because the woman suffered from rheumatic heart disease (heart failure following an episode of rheumatic fever during childhood), her doctors believed that she would not survive the stress of labor but they also felt that she would not tolerate general anesthesia due to her heart failure. (wikipedia.org)
  • neurological
  • Urgent CT/MRI to confirm the diagnosis followed by urgent surgical decompression to avoid permanent neurological damage Epidural abscess, again with potential permanent neurological damage. (wikipedia.org)