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ep·i·du·ral

 (ĕp′ĭ-do͝or′əl, -dyo͝or′-)
adj.
Located on or over the dura mater.
n.
An injection into the epidural space of the spine.

epidural

(ˌɛpɪˈdjʊərəl)
adj
(Anatomy) Also: extradural upon or outside the dura mater
n
(Surgery)
a. injection of anaesthetic into the space outside the dura mater enveloping the spinal cord
b. anaesthesia induced by this method
[C19: from epi- + dur(a mater) + -al1]

ep•i•du•ral

(ˌɛp ɪˈdʊər əl, -ˈdyʊər-)

adj.
1. situated on or outside the dura mater.
2. of or pertaining to the insertion of an anesthetic into the lumbar spine in the space between the spinal cord and dura mater, which blocks sensation in the body from that point downward: epidural anesthesia.
n.
3. an epidural injection of anesthesia; spinal anesthesia.
[1880–85; epi- + dur (a mater) + -al1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.epidural - 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)
Adj.1.epidural - on or outside the dura mater
Translations

epidural

[ˌepɪˈdjʊərəl]
A. ADJepidural
B. N (also epidural anaesthetic) → (anestesia f) epidural f

epidural

[ˌɛpɪˈdjʊərəl] npéridurale f

epidural

adjepidural

epidural

[ˌɛpɪˈdjʊərəl]
1. adjepidurale

ep·i·du·ral

a. epidural, situado-a sobre o fuera de la duramadre.

epidural

adj epidural
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Ultrasonography is the imaging modality of choice for epidurals in expectant mothers who must avoid the radiation involved in other imaging procedures, according to Rivanna Medical.
Epidurals block the nerve impulses from the lower spinal segments.
For instance catheter-based neuraxial techniques compared to single-shot spinals or epidurals that provide patients and providers a fundamentally different experience, whereas an example of an incremental improvement would include wire-reinforced epidural catheters that reduce insertion paresthesias, intravascular cannulation and one-side blocks (8).
Over one million epidurals are administered in Italy each year which makes Italy another viable market for these instruments, concluded Osser.
CONCLUSION: Lumbar epidurals are very effective in acute lumbar discogenic pain and may not require surgery just by MRI findings.
This is often because most women are admitted to midwife-led units and epidurals can only be administered by anaesthetists in an obstetric unit.
Caption: In an analysis of nine studies with 15,752 women who received either early or late epidurals, the difference in duration of second stage of labor was about 3.
23) In another study comparing epidural versus patient controlled analgesia, Wu et al reported significantly lower pain scores in patients treated with epidurals.
He explains how thinking and practice about eliminating pain during labor has changed over the years; how an epidural works; on who, where, and when it is used; preparation; the procedure; common and uncommon problems; side effects; rare complications; conditions affecting epidurals and spinals; spinals and walking epidurals; after the delivery; alternatives; and effects on the baby.
The TAP group received larger doses of bupivacaine, and while many TAP catheters required resiting (45%), two out of the 31 patients in the epidural group required their epidurals resited.
Ensure training and competency assessment of all staff before they are required to work with patients with epidurals, including those receiving epidural infusions (ISMP Canada, 2005; ISMP Canada, 2006).