spinal anaesthesia


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spi·nal an·es·the·si·a

(spī'năl an'es-thē'zē-ă)
1. Loss of sensation produced by injection of local anesthetic solution(s) into the spinal subarachnoid space.
2. Loss of sensation produced by disease of the spinal cord.
Synonym(s): spinal anaesthesia.

spinal anaesthesia

A major form of local anaesthesia, performed by injecting an anaesthetic drug between two of the vertebrae of the lower back into the CEREBROSPINAL FLUID. This blocks nerve transmission in the adjacent spinal nerves.
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Two (6.6%) patients experienced hypotension in Spinal Anaesthesia group, who were treated with crystalloids & vasopressors.
Comparison of haemodynamic changes in unilateral and conventional spinal anaesthesia. Pak J Surg 2010; 26: 130-3.
In September 2013, the fluid-loading regimen for spinal anaesthesia for CD was changed from a colloid preload of 500 ml hetastarch (6% hydroxyethyl starch in 0.9% sodium chloride; B.
Keywords: Spinal anaesthesia, Height and weight, Adjusted dose, Hypotension, Caesarean section.
Hypotension after spinal anaesthesia for caesarean section is a common clinical finding and causes major morbidity, and indeed, mortality, depending on the context.
Effect of delayed supine positioning after induction of spinal anaesthesia for caesarean section.
Baseline vital signs (heart rate and non-invasive blood pressure) were recorded in theatre in the left lateral position prior to administering spinal anaesthesia. After administration of the spinal, non-invasive blood pressure measurements were made at 1-minute intervals until 15 minutes after delivery.
A comparison of spinal anaesthesia with levobupivacaine and hyperbaric bupivacaine for caesarean section.
Effects of isobaric bupivacaine in endoscopic urological surgeries under spinal anaesthesia. JAFMC Bangladesh.
Bronchospasm following spinal anaesthesia is very rare and little known to practitioners.
Can a urinary tract symptom score predict the development of postoperative urinary retention in patients undergoing lower limb arthroplasty under spinal anaesthesia? A prospective study.
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.