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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To overcome the slow onset and intensity of epidural anaesthesia various adjuvants have been added time and again.
Epidural anaesthesia is one of the favored and effective treatment options for labour pain.
In large hospitals in the USA, the rate of epidural anaesthesia in labour has been reported to be as high as 61%.
Our primary endpoint was to investigate the changes in the area under the curve of the finger photoplethysmography following lumbar epidural anaesthesia. Our secondary endpoint was to investigate the changes in the finger photoplethysmography amplitude and the pulse transit time changes.
Senior gynaecologist Dr Shalaka focused on painless delivery and suggested how epidural anaesthesia gives relief from unbearable pain during deliveries.
Epidural anaesthesia is preferred by most clinicians because, compared to spinal anaesthesia, it not only allows for a better control of the sensory level but also allows to perform a postoperative analgesia [4].
Cranial nerve palsy is an uncommon but recognised complication following spinal and epidural anaesthesia. The current incidence is relatively unknown, with older studies reporting an incidence of 1 in 200 to 1 in 1200 cases [1].
EFFECTIVE: Epidural anaesthesia is a regional anaesthesia that blocks pain in a particular region of the body.
Dexmedetomidine and clonidine in epidural anaesthesia: A comparative evaluation.
Comparison of ropivacaine with a combination of ropivacaine and fentanyl for the caudal epidural anaesthesia of mares.