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Epidural Analgesia

Current Views and Approaches

Edited by Sotonye Fyneface-Ogan

University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Epidural analgesia is a form of pain relief administered through the space surrounding the dural sheath either by direct injection or via catheter. The agent, when administered, can cause both a loss of sensation (anesthesia) and a loss of pain (analgesia), by reversibly interrupting the transmission of signals through nerves in or near the spinal cord. This form of pain relief has been found useful in many clinical situations. This book intends to provide an in-depth review of the current knowledge on epidural analgesia. The use of this form of analgesia is explored by contributors from different perspectives, including labor and delivery, postoperative analgesia in both pediatric and geriatric patients, and its role during anesthesia and surgery. In order to provide a balanced medical view this book was edited by an obstetric anesthesiologist.

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Epidural AnalgesiaCurrent Views and ApproachesEdited by Sotonye Fyneface-Ogan

Published: March 16th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/2167

ISBN: 978-953-51-0332-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6915-4

Copyright year: 2012

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74584 Total Chapter Downloads

7 Crossref Citations

13 Web of Science Citations

15 Dimensions Citations


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1. Anatomy and Clinical Importance of the Epidural Space

By Sotonye Fyneface-Ogan


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2. Local Anaesthetic Epidural Solution for Labour: About Concentrations and Additives

By Christian Dualé and Martine Bonnin


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3. Patient-Controlled Analgesia After Major Abdominal Surgery in the Elderly Patient

By Viorel Gherghina, Gheorghe Nicolae, Iulia Cindea, Razvan Popescu and Catalin Grasa


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4. Epidural Analgesia for Perioperative Upper Abdominal Surgery

By Arunotai Siriussawakul and Aticha Suwanpratheep


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5. The Impact of Epidural Analgesia on Postoperative Outcome After Major Abdominal Surgery

By Iulia Cindea, Alina Balcan, Viorel Gherghina, Bianca Samoila, Dan Costea, Catalin Grasa and Gheorghe Nicolae


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6. Epidural Analgesia in Labour from a Sociological Perspective - A Case Analysis of Andalusia, Spain

By Rafael Serrano-del-Rosal, Lourdes Biedma-Velázquez and José Mª García-de-Diego


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7. Actualities and Perspectives in Continuous Epidural Analgesia During Childbirth in Romania

By Virgil Dorca, Dan Mihu, Diana Feier, Adela Golea and Simona Manole


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8. Combined Spinal Epidural Anesthesia and Analgesia

By Dusica Stamenkovic and Menelaos Karanikolas


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9. Contraindications - Hemorrhage and Coagulopathy, and Patient Refusal

By Bahanur Cekic and Ahmet Besir


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