epidural anaesthesia


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epidural anaesthesia

A form of local anaesthesia in which an anaesthetic drug is passed by way of a fine plastic tube into the space between the DURA MATER and the bony canal of the spine. This tube is passed in through a needle inserted between two of the lower bones of the spine. The method is popular for childbirth because it has no effect on the contractions of the womb (uterus) or on the respiratory centre of the baby.
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After receiving the approval of the Hospital Institutional Ethical Committee, we reviewed 50 oncologic breast procedures performed under thoracic epidural anaesthesia from Jan 2016--Sep 2017 in our institution.
Comparison of two doses of ropivacaine hydrochloride for lumbosacral epidural anaesthesia in goats undergoing laparoscopy assisted embryo transfer.
Results: The A to S time and the entire anaesthesia time of the group that underwent spinal anaesthesia were significantly short compared to the times recorded for the group who underwent epidural anaesthesia, and the use of vasopressor was more frequent in the spinal anaesthesia group because their blood pressure decline was larger.
The rectal temperature, heart and respiration rate, induction time, duration of surgery and pneumoperitoneum, and total duration of epidural anaesthesia were also recorded.
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In study by Sawada A et al, (9) the time required to perform epidural anaesthesia was significantly shorter in the intervention group which has used Epidrum as compared to conventional method as in current study [28 s (10-76) vs.
Epidural anaesthesia has been recommended to reduce straining and to facilitate manual correction (Beltman et al.
The successful supplier will need to demonstrate that their proposed pumps will be compliant with the NPSA alert on spinal and epidural anaesthesia administration, including the requirement for a non-luer compatible connector and that it is easily distinguishable from pumps that are intended for other routes of administration (NPSA Patient Safety Alert 16).
Epidural anaesthesia for laparoscopic cholecystectomy in a patient with scleroderma.
Her previous delivery, under epidural anaesthesia, had been by emergency caesarean section due to suspected foetal compromise.
Epidural anaesthesia is one of the preferred modes of regional anaesthesia for lower limb surgeries, provides not only peri-operative surgical anaesthesia but also postoperative analgesia [1,2] for lower limb orthopaedic surgeries.