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Is neuraxial anesthesia the same as epidural?

Is neuraxial anesthesia the same as epidural?

Epidurals involve the injection into the space outside the sac (epidural space). Spinals and epidurals have the same effect – they both numb a large region of the body – but because the spinal injection is more direct, the effect is immediate.

Is regional anesthesia same as epidural?

Regional anesthesia makes a specific part of the body numb to relieve pain or allow surgical procedures to be done. Types of regional anesthesia include spinal anesthesia (also called subarachnoid block), epidural anesthesia, and nerve blocks.

Is spinal anesthesia a Neuraxial?

Spinal anesthesia is a neuraxial anesthesia technique in which local anesthetic is placed directly in the intrathecal space (subarachnoid space).

What are the disadvantages of spinal anesthesia?

What are the risks of having a spinal anaesthetic?

  • Failure of the spinal.
  • Pain during the injection.
  • Low blood pressure.
  • Headaches.
  • Itching.
  • Difficultly passing urine.
  • Backache.

What is the epidural catheter?

An epidural catheter is a very fine plastic catheter (tube), which is placed through the skin into the epidural space within your spinal canal. This temporary catheter is left in place for a defined period of time; several days for most types of surgical pain and up to 6 weeks for certain types of chronic pain.

When to use epidural anesthesia with neuraxial anesthesia?

Epidural anesthesia is also often used as a supplement to general anesthesia, as well as for labor pain. Contraindications to neuraxial anesthesia include patient refusal, infection, bleeding diathesis, and ICP (?).

How is the decision to perform a neuraxial block made?

Guidelines for Neuraxial Anesthesia and Anticoagulation. NOTE: The decision to perform a neuraxial block on a patient receiving perioperative (anticoagulation) must be made on an individual basis by weighing the risk of spinal hematoma with the benefits of regional anesthesia for a particular patient. MEDICATION HOLD MEDICATION Before Procedure

What are the guidelines for neuraxial anesthesia in children?

The guidelines were based on an extensive review of the literature and of the pharmacology of the different anticoagulants. Recommendations were made on the timing of the neuraxial block, removal of the epidural catheter, and the subsequent administration of anticoagulants.

Is there a risk of spinal hematoma from neuraxial anesthesia?

Other studies have shown a relatively low risk of spinal hematoma in patients on aspirin or NSAIDs undergoing a neuraxial procedure.