epidural anaesthesia

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Noun1.epidural anaesthesia - regional anesthesia resulting from injection of an anesthetic into the epidural space of the spinal cord; sensation is lost in the abdominal and genital and pelvic areas; used in childbirth and gynecological surgery
regional anaesthesia, regional anesthesia - loss of sensation in a region of the body produced by application of an anesthetic agent to all the nerves supplying that region (as when an epidural anesthetic is administered to the pelvic region during childbirth)
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Senior gynaecologist Dr Shalaka focused on painless delivery and suggested how epidural anaesthesia gives relief from unbearable pain during deliveries.
Various regional anaesthetic techniques have been described in the literature including brachial plexus blocks, [2,3] intercostal nerve blocks, [4] field blocks, [3] local infiltration [5] and thoracic epidural anaesthesia.
EFFECTIVE: Epidural anaesthesia is a regional anaesthesia that blocks pain in a particular region of the body.
Ropivacaine has been used in animals as epidural anaesthesia for achieving hindquarter analgesia in goats (Khajuria et al.
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Horner's syndrome and weakness of upper limb after epidural anaesthesia for caesarean section.
Objective: When conducting a caesarean section under regional anaesthesia, either epidural anaesthesia or spinal anaesthesia can be used.
5% bupivacaine when used for single-shot epidural anaesthesia for orthopaedic surgery.
At the very outset, epidural anaesthesia (Xylocaine @1.
Unlike local infiltration, epidural anaesthesia produces complete and homogenous analgesia of all the abdominal layers including highly painful peritoneum.
I QUOTE from my first e-mail to friends and family after a total hip replacement, thanking them for their love and prayers: "It has been a really brilliant experience, and I never expected to have the standard of care from pre-admission through the epidural anaesthesia and post-operative care and enjoyment for my entire stay on Cadoc Ward, Llandough Hospital, Cardiff (it was the way we tried to look after our patients in the Sixties at the Royal Masonic Hospital in London).