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Name: Diseases of the colon and rectum
There has been a significant shift away from epidural analgesia after radical cystectomy within an enhanced recovery program. Alternative techniques reported including continuous erector spinae plane ...
Improvement of recovery parameters using patient-controlled epidural analgesia for video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery lobectomy in enhanced recovery after surgery: A prospective, randomized single center study.
We compared the effects of thoracic epidural analgesia (TEA) to conventional patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) on several postoperative parameters of recovery after elective video-assisted thoracosco...
Pain relief with epidural analgesia is superior compared to systemic opioid analgesia after major abdominal and thoracic surgery. It remains a safe procedure, as long as it is embedded in a concept co...
The management of postoperative pain and recovery is still unsatisfactory in a number of cases in clinical practice. Opioids used for postoperative analgesia are frequently associated with adverse eff...
The placement of thoracic epidural catheters is complicated by the layering of the vertebral lamina. Therefore, traditional blind palpation techniques require insertion of an epidural needle with like...
Prospective, Randomised, Single-Blinded, Monocentric Clinical Study to Compare Postoperative Analgesia and Outcome After Combined Paravertebral and Intrathecal Versus Thoracic Epidural Analgesia for Thoracotomy
The purpose of this study is to compare whether epidural analgesia would provide equal analgesia than combining intrathecal opioids with thoracic paravertebral local anesthetics.
This is a double blinded randomized controlled trial in patients undergoing colon open surgery. The purpose is to evaluate the effectiveness of two different analgesic techniques on func...
The investigators try to find whether thoracic epidural analgesia (TEA) shortens the first gas-out time compared to iv-PCA and promotes earlier discharge after major upper abdominal surger...
Continuous thoracic epidural analgesia plays a very vital role in patients undergoing exploratory laparotomy. It not only supports a stable perioperative hemodynamics but also helps in ear...
This blinded, randomized study compares standard palpation to ultrasound-assisted landmark identification of the thoracic spine for thoracic epidural catheterization.
The relief of pain without loss of consciousness through the introduction of an analgesic agent into the epidural space of the vertebral canal. It is differentiated from ANESTHESIA, EPIDURAL which refers to the state of insensitivity to sensation.
Circumscribed collections of suppurative material occurring in the spinal or intracranial EPIDURAL SPACE. The majority of epidural abscesses occur in the spinal canal and are associated with OSTEOMYELITIS of a vertebral body; ANALGESIA, EPIDURAL; and other conditions. Clinical manifestations include local and radicular pain, weakness, sensory loss, URINARY INCONTINENCE, and FECAL INCONTINENCE. Cranial epidural abscesses are usually associated with OSTEOMYELITIS of a cranial bone, SINUSITIS, or OTITIS MEDIA. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p710 and pp1240-1; J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 1998 Aug;65(2):209-12)
The injection of autologous blood into the epidural space either as a prophylactic treatment immediately following an epidural puncture or for treatment of headache as a result of an epidural puncture.
A rare epidural hematoma in the spinal epidural space, usually due to a vascular malformation (CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM VASCULAR MALFORMATIONS) or TRAUMA. Spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma is a neurologic emergency due to a rapidly evolving compressive MYELOPATHY.
Procedure in which an anesthetic is injected into the epidural space.
Pain is defined by the International Association for the Study of Pain as “an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage or described in terms of such damage”. Some illnesses can be excruci...