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Epidural analgesia technique

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Synonym(s): Hanging drop technique


Introduction

  • The epidural analgesic technique offers improved efficacy and greater duration compared to systemic analgesic techniques.

Uses

  • For analgesia of the abdomen, perineum, pelvis and pelvic limbs.
  • Can be used to supplement general anesthesia in hind limb orthopedic procedures.
  • Can be used with mild to moderate sedation for Cesarean section. Anesthesia: for Cesarean section.

Advantages

  • High quality analgesia.
  • Long duration (up to 24 hours).
  • Minimal side effects.

Disadvantages

  • Skill required to perform the technique.

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Aftercare

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Outcomes

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Troncy E, Junot S, Keroack S et al (2002) Results of preemptive epidural administration of morphine with or without bupivacaine in dogs and cats undergoing surgery: 265 cases (1997-1999). JAVMA 221 (5), 666-672 PubMed.
  • Jones R S (2001) Epidural analgesia in the dog and cat.Vet J 161 (2), 123-131 PubMed.
  • Hendrix P K, Raffe M R, Robinson E P et al (1996) Epidural administration of bupivacaine, morphine or their combination for postoperative analgesia in dogsJAVMA 209 (3), 598-607 PubMed.

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