Epidural Sentence Examples
A single dose of epidural morphine may relieve pain for 12-24 hours.
Meningitis has been described, as has epidural abscess.
In women with patient controlled epidural analgesia only 69% did not need a top up.
In addition the epidural may be used for postoperative analgesia.
Furthermore, the epidural catheter can be used for post-operative analgesia.Advertisement
In my practice, I limit caudal epidural anesthesia to children who are still small enough for their mothers to carry.
A further series from Zimbabwe reported 500 pediatric caudal epidural anesthetics.
I was to have a room full of people, the labor augmented with drugs, and an epidural.
Previous data have suggested that an epidural may increase the incidence of chronic backache.
Bloody tap or blood in epidural catheter is controversial.Advertisement
There is evidence that your chances of needing a forceps delivery are nearly the same as when you have not had a standard epidural.
Epidural adhesions can usually be identified on an enhanced MRI scan using intravenous gadolinium.
In women with continuous epidural infusion, 41% did not need a top up.
Dexamethasone is the preferred agent for systemic administration and triamcinolone for epidural injection.
The reasons were either rapid delivery, analgesia refused, randomisation error or received meperidine (pethidine) or epidural respectively.Advertisement
During the procedure, an epidural needle is inserted near the base of the spine.
Accidental dural puncture is usually easily recognized by the immediate loss of CSF through the epidural needle.
If an epidural steroid is being considered for you, you need to review these risks carefully with your doctor.
Carefully titrated epidural anesthesia for labor is associated with less sympathetic blockade than spinal or epidural anesthesia for cesarean delivery.
Maternal pyrexia associated with the use of epidural analgesia in labor.Advertisement
Epidural and subarachnoid trials were of catheter alone, catheter with reservoir or catheter with pump.
You will most likely be given an epidural or spinal anaesthesia.
An epidural will numb you from your waist down, while a spinal anaesthesia provides further numbing.
Pain medication offered at this point consists of either a short-term medication, such as Nubain or Stadol, or long-term such as epidural anesthesia.
If an epidural anesthetic is being used, many practitioners recommend decreasing the dosage so the mother has better control of her pushing.Advertisement
If a woman is numb from an epidural, she cannot push effectively, and it is usually better to let the contractions work alone.
If the woman has not had an epidural or pudendal block, she will get a local anesthetic to numb the area for repair.
An epidural or spinal block can provide complete pain relief during cesarean birth.
Spinal anesthesia operates on the same principle as epidural anesthesia and is used primarily in cases of c-section delivery.
It is administered in the same way as an epidural, but the catheter is not left in place following the surgery.
The anesthesia is usually a regional anesthetic (epidural or spinal), which makes her numb from below her breasts to her toes.
If an epidural or spinal were used, Duramorph (a pain medication similar to morphine) is often administered through these catheters just prior to completion of surgery.
If the clot is located between the bones of the skull and the covering of the brain (dura), it is called an epidural hematoma.
For some procedures an epidural anesthetic that numbs the abdominal region may be used instead of general anesthesia.
Do you want a natural childbirth, an epidural, or a cesarean?
For example, The American Pregnancy Association states that an epidural may make pushing more difficult, which may result in the need for interventions like pitocin, forceps, or vacuum extraction.
A 2006 meta-analysis by the Child and Family Research Institute also shows that an epidural given too early can also double the C-section rate.
The heavier rate of labor may also result in the need for more epidural medication.
You cannot have an underwater birth if you want an epidural or narcotics.
In an epidural a catheter is placed in the epidural space and "caine" drugs are dripped through the catheter.
Spinal blocks are given for cesarean deliveries, if an epidural does not provide enough pain relief.
If you've chosen to have an epidural, the sensations will not be as strong.
Your baby's heart rate can be affected by the contractions, his/her movements, and interventions such as narcotics, an epidural, or an amniotomy (rupturing your membranes).
I'm not gonna tell Kate …you know, if she needs an epidural, she's gonna get her epidural."
Those receiving an epidural or other pain medication for labor and delivery may expect to have the medication during this stage.
Epidural anesthesia involves a local painkiller administered in a shot in the lower region of the back.
Parents considering hospital births with pain medication can benefit from viewing programs that include an epidural injection.
If you're worried about the pain of childbirth, but are not willing to consider an epidural or other medical interventions, acupressure may be an alternative to consider.
There has been discussion over the epidural, and the complications that have the potential of occurring when a woman has such a tattoo on her body.
Plant pigments, metals and dyes are injected into these wounds, deep inside your skin's epidural layers.
An epidural is placed with the woman lying on her side or sitting up in bed with the back rounded to allow more space between the vertebrae.