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Bypass Heart Surgery Performed Without General Anesthesia

...t was awake. The operation was done under thoracic epidural anesthesia. This approach may help in discharging the patient early from the hospital. Dr. Zenati from the team of doctors who performed the surgery said that patients who are operated in this way may not have to go to the intensive care unit at all ...

No connection between epidurals and backache

...ording to previous studies, an association between epidural during labor and lower back pain. However, a new s...esearchers studied 135 women randomized to receive epidural and 140 randomized to receive another form of labor pain relief. They conducted a follow-up study 24...

Studying The Causes Of Autism

...so had a greater incidence of threatened abortion, epidural anesthesia use, induced labor, and a labor lasting less than one hour. Autistic children were more likely to have experienced fetal distress, have low scores on a standard test to measure functioning in newborns, and have been delivered via cesarean ...

Epidural given in early labor may not lead to caesarian birth

...ed by Northwestern University about the effects of epidural pain relief on caesarian delivery, it was noted// that epidural analgesic given at the early stages of labor does not increase the incidence of caesarian delivery. ...

Chronic back pain may be relieved by special physiotherapy

...venous anti-inflammatory medications, acupuncture, epidural injections and rest. This is the time when patients are reported to have lower pain and more physical fitness that had made them enjoy the things they could not do previously because of the backaches. Researchers feel that if the procedure could co...

Epidural can affect the fetal head position

...conducted on 1562 women to determine the effect of epidural analgesic on labor and fetal positions during labo...er at regular points in the delivery, such as when epidural were administered, 4 hours after admission if no epidurals are given, and in late labor when the dil...

New Therapy Recommendations For Spinal Complications Of Cancer

...ering from spinal cord compression. // Metastatic epidural spinal cord compression (MESCC) is a debilitating and common complication of cancer, occurring in 5 to 14 percent of cancer patients. Standard treatment for MESCC consists of corticosteroids and radiotherapy - after which only 50 percent of patients ...

Coaching In Labor Could Increase Bladder Problems

...th uncomplicated pregnancy and negative history of epidural anesthesia administration were included in the study. They were assigned to two different groups, both comprising of nurse-midwives in a random fashion. Members of one group (163) were coached to push for 10 seconds during a uterine contraction whi...

Govt Hospital Surgeons Perform A Rare Cardiac Surgery

... heart defect in a 30-year old woman under 'spinal epidural anesthesia’. // This surgery has so far been done ...undertaken in a government set up by administering epidural anesthesia," in the opinion of the surgical team. According to Dr S Visvakumar, a member of the su...

London Hospital Provides Specialized Care For Pregnant Women

...recipitate a substantial reduction in the level of epidural anesthesia administered and the need for an episiotomy. It can on the whole, make delivery a pleasant experience. Recipients of the specialized service called ‘Jentle’ undergo the standard methods of NHS tests and screening. In addition, they woul...

Midwives demand that pregnant women should be made to pay for epidurals!

...s about £500 in a private maternity hospital. The epidural though relieves pain during child birth, the RCM's...:- "This conference is concerned about the rising epidural rate. The conference calls on the UK health departments to ensure that epidurals are provided free t...

Home Birth Babies on the Rise

...birth if they are likely to need hospital care for epidural pain relief or a Caesarean section. Wales saw the biggest increase, with 3.06% of births taking place at home in 2004. In Scotland, the rate went up from 1.03% to 1.12%, in Northern Ireland the increase was from 0.34% to 0.38% and in England, the ...

Epidural Mistakes Proves To Be Fatal Blunders

...ave been committed due a period of one year. The epidural is supposed to be administered at the base of the ...jection is that staffs confuse bags containing the epidural with other drugs. In case of pregnant women epidurals are given for pain relief during labor. Intrav...

'Awake cardiac surgery' performed at Madurai hospital

...tinuously injecting drugs. This is called cervical epidural anaesthesia. One of the main advantages of the procedure is the absence of an irritating tube in the throat (used for anaesthesia) for the patient. According to Kumar, another advantage is that the blood pressure variation during the surgery is red...

Choice of Anesthesia in C-section

...esia, however, and this applied to both spinal and epidural forms," she said. "Despite the fact that the revie...n preferred to have general anesthesia compared to epidural and spinal anesthesia for subsequent procedures. Both Afolabi and Lockwood agree that this review i...

Spacer Insertion May Offer Less Invasive Option for Lumbar Problems

...ysical therapy and pain relievers, and can include epidural steroid injections. Severe cases may require surgery to decompress the spinal cord, which can include fusing two or more of the vertebrae together. Spacer insertion has a potential role as a less costly alternative to conventional operative proced...

Epidurals Associated With Breastfeeding Problems

...from University of Sydney suggested that having an epidural to relieve labour pains is associated with problem...n the first week after birth, but women who had an epidural were significantly more likely to have difficulties in breast-feeding during the first few days afte...

Neck Pain Treatment Safer Without Significant Risk of Paralysis

...voids this risk by injecting the steroids into the epidural space in the neck, allowing the drug to spread up ... neck between the C7 and T1 vertebrae, the largest epidural space in the neck, and injects a small amount of medication. The medication then spreads up and down...

Epidural Steroid Injections Do Not Provide Long Term Relief

...ducted by American Academy of Neurology finds that epidural steroid injections play a limited role in providin...tudies on the topic. According to the guideline, epidural steroid injections may provide some short-term pain relief between two and six weeks after injection...

Postnatal Health and Sexual Problems Persist Even After a Year

...ss, urge, and continual incontinence. Having an epidural did not lead to an overall increase in health problems and this study does not support previous research that identified increased stress incontinence and frequent urinating as risk factors. Asian women reported greater health problems than white ...

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