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  • Analgesics
  • Analgesics, corticosteroids and other therapeutic agents are also administered via this route for the treatment of a variety of conditions such as radicular back pain and post-surgical epidural fibrosis. (google.co.uk)
  • Epidural lysis of adhesions (LOA), also known as percutaneous adhesiolysis or the Racz procedure, is a minimally invasive spine surgery which involves the dissolution of epidural scar tissue by mechanical means to facilitate the spread of analgesics in an effort to alleviate pain. (wikipedia.org)
  • Chemical pleurodesis is a painful procedure, and so patients are often premedicated with a sedative and analgesics. (wikipedia.org)
  • The term is most commonly used to refer to epidural administration of analgesics and anesthetics. (wikipedia.org)
  • analgesic
  • This blinded, randomised experimental study was designed to compare the analgesic effects of lumbosacral epidural administration of lidocaine-epinephrine or lidocaine-xylazine combinations in fat-tailed sheep. (scielo.org.za)
  • Therefore, the objective of the study reported here was to evaluate the analgesic efficacy of lidocaine-epinephrine or lidocaine-xylazine combinations following lumbosacral epidural administration in fat-tailed sheep. (scielo.org.za)
  • citation needed] In a hospital setting, a PCA refers to an electronically controlled infusion pump that delivers an amount of intravenous analgesic when the patient presses a button. (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)
  • 2001
  • The COMET Study, published in The Lancet in 2001 (vol358, No9275 p19-23) showed that a combined spinal epidural in labor may speed up the labor process by a few minutes. (wikipedia.org)
  • surgical
  • The medical lead is configured to be collapsed into a compact form for percutaneous delivery into the patient, thereby obviating the need to perform an invasive surgical procedure on the patient. (google.com)
  • My clinical research interests include the development of techniques and patient care pathways to improve postoperative pain control and other surgical outcomes in adults and children. (stanford.edu)
  • Our experience suggests that the effort to prevent neurologic deterioration by emergent surgical decompression and drainage of pus is mandatory to avoid additional spinal cord dysfunction in patients with spinal epidural abscesses accompanying bacterial meningitis. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • The successful use of surgical procedures for the treatment of migraine is becoming more frequently reported in the medical literature, particularly for those patients who do not respond to medication. (wikipedia.org)
  • In some instances, patients opt for the drug route, and only take the surgical option when the medication has not had the desired effect. (wikipedia.org)
  • In patients where the pain has been positively diagnosed to originate from the scalp arteries (the terminal branches of the external carotid artery), the preventive treatment of choice is surgical cauterization of the responsible arteries - known as the Shevel Procedure. (wikipedia.org)
  • clinical
  • Only the posterior portion of the epidural space is outlined in green as this is the area of clinical interest. (burtonreport.com)
  • NICE do not fully support it because it has not completed its randomised controlled clinical trial although they admit that most patient benefit from the technique. (wikipedia.org)
  • Metastasis to the leptomeninges is an uncommon but well-recognized clinical presentation in cancer patients. (wikipedia.org)
  • anaesthetic
  • To our knowledge, a direct comparison of the effect of epinephrine or xylazine addition on the anaesthetic properties of lidocaine after epidural administration has not been reported previously. (scielo.org.za)
  • Some operations, most frequently Caesarean section, may be performed using an epidural anaesthetic as the sole technique. (wikipedia.org)
  • Some sedation is sometimes provided to help the patient relax and pass the time during the procedure, but with a successful spinal anaesthetic the surgery can be performed with the patient wide awake. (wikipedia.org)
  • Bupivacaine has caused several deaths when the epidural anaesthetic has been administered intravenously accidentally. (wikipedia.org)
  • patient's
  • Healthcare professionals have an ethical obligation to ensure that, whenever possible, the patient or patient's guardian is well-informed about the risks and benefits associated with their pain management options. (wikipedia.org)
  • headache
  • We need to know if sphenopalitine nerve block will help the patient with the headache. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Outcome measure will entail recording patient self-reported pain scores to quantify the level of headache pain using the Visual analog scale, meaning 0 - No pain, 1-3 - Mild Pain, 4-6 - Moderate Pain, 7-10 - Severe Pain, by way of in person assessment by pain questionnaire just prior to initiation of either therapy (Epidural blood patch vs Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block). (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Self-reported pain scores to quantify the level of headache pain using the Visual analog scale (as defined withinin the description of outcome 1 above) by way of in person assessment by pain questionnaire at 30 minutes following either therapy (Epidural blood patch vs Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block). (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • It is also postulated that the relief of the headache after an epidural blood patch is due to more of a compression effect than sealing the leak. (wikipedia.org)
  • Advances in the medical management of headache disorders have meant that a substantial proportion of patients can be effectively treated with medical treatments. (wikipedia.org)
  • Apart from headache, about 50% of patients experience neck pain or stiffness, nausea, and vomiting. (wikipedia.org)
  • involves
  • Neurectomy involves cutting a nerve, and is (rarely) used in patients with short life expectancy who are unsuitable for drug therapy due to ineffectiveness or intolerance. (wikipedia.org)
  • invasive
  • Incidence of SEA is on the rise, due to factors such as an aging population, increase in use of invasive spinal instrumentation, growing number of patients with risk factors such as diabetes and intravenous drug use. (wikipedia.org)
  • procedure
  • The Racz procedure was only considered after conservative treatments had failed to help patients suffering from low back and cervical pain. (wikipedia.org)
  • Pleurodesis is a medical procedure in which the pleural space is artificially obliterated. (wikipedia.org)
  • medication
  • With a PCA the patient spends less time in pain and as a corollary to this, patients tend to use less medication than in cases in which medication is given according to a set schedule or on a timer. (wikipedia.org)
  • Disadvantages include the possibility that a patient will use the pain medication nonmedically, self-administering the pain medication to get high. (wikipedia.org)
  • Failed attempts at other standard conservative treatment methods (i.e., manipulation, physical therapy, medication), over a sufficient time-frame, is one of the principal patient qualifiers. (wikipedia.org)
  • comprises
  • In accordance with one embodiment, the catheter comprises an elongated tube with a plurality of exit holes along an infusion section of the catheter, and an elongated flexible porous member residing within the tube and forming an annular space between the tube and the member. (google.com)
  • therein
  • The cylindrical body has similarly spaced apart contacts disposed therein, such that when the stylet end piece is placed into the longitudinal opening in the connector, the contacts on the supported lead are brought into contact with the corresponding contacts disposed within the connector body. (google.com)
  • Intervention
  • The transforaminal intervention was optimized to define the incubus of pain sources and treat discretely or remove the causal pain sources under endoscopic view with the patient in the aware state. (wikipedia.org)