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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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The influence of epidural volume extension on spinal block with hyperbaric or plain bupivacaine for caesarean delivery.
However, the use of the probit modelling using CSE to study spinal block in anaesthesia is not new.
Thanks to products like these, spinal blocks are becoming safer and easier to perform than ever before.
Frequency of hypotension during conventional and asymmetric hyperbaric spinal block.
Although there are potential advantages from the use of various sedatives during nerve block for patients with anxiety4, systemic analgesic drugs during labour are not generally recommended due to their side-effects (5) and most parturients receive epidural and spinal blocks without sedation.
Bedside caesarean section due to total spinal block after epidural anesthesia for labor pain.
When haemodynamic change was compared between bilateral and unilateral spinal block from the same dose of hyperbaric bupivacaine (8 mg), the frequencies of hypotension were 22.
Spinal anaesthesia was provided and because the operation was unexpectedly prolonged, general anaesthesia with isoflurane in oxygen and assisted ventilation with a bag and mask was added approximately three hours after the spinal block was established.
Monitoring via pulse oximetry showed no increase in heart rate, and no spinal block was detected prior to the patient being anaesthetized.
Spinal hematoma, cauda equina syndrome, bacterial meningitis, and epidural abscess appear to be the most common severe neurologic complications, based on a study of 1,260,000 spinal blocks and 450,000 epidural blocks administered in Sweden between 1990 and 1999, said David C.