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Block

A segment of a town or city surrounded by streets and avenues on at least three sides and usually occupied by buildings, though it may be composed solely of vacant lots. The section of a city enclosed by streets that is described by a map which indicates how a portion of land will be subdivided.

block

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Epidural versus combined spinal epidural block for caesarean section.
Continuous epidural block versus continuous psoas compartment block for postoperative analgesia after major hip or femoral surgery in children: a prospective comparative randomized study].
Medi-Cal patient Ozzie Chavez claims in a lawsuit that anesthesiologist Lori Berke refused to administer an epidural block last July, despite Chavez's offer to pay by check or credit card.
Studies with NAROPIN(TM) when used as an epidural block during childbirth suggest that it could increase the mother's opportunity both to enjoy the benefits of pain management and reduce the likelihood of an instrument assisted delivery," said Dr.
The article provides further validation of the potential efficacy of the use of CompuFlo for Epidural Blocks, injections that are regularly administered for a variety of medical procedures including childbirth, back pain management and surgery to the lower extremities.
Though very rare, severe neurologic complications can occur as a result of spinal and epidural blocks for labor and delivery, and keeping an eye out for early symptoms can result in better outcomes, according to one expert.
Epidural blocks and pain-management treatments are available.