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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.

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Allowing a visitor in the room while placing an epidural block may encourage the visitor to photograph or videotape the procedure.
The caudal epidural block was first introduced as a landmark-based, blind technique.
Our study showed a 1.6% incidence of failed initial attempt and no patients with failure to establish an epidural block which is again similar to the results of Balki et al.
Epidural versus combined spinal epidural block for caesarean section.
Group C (Caudal block) (n= 30) received caudal epidural block using 22G needle in lateral decubitus position.
Each patient received a transforaminal epidural injection twice in 2- or 3-week intervals, and if the symptoms persisted or the relief was insufficient, the patient received percutaneous epidural adhesiolysis after a >1-month interval between the last epidural block. The patient data including any one of the following exclusion criteria were removed from the analysis: inadequate data or loss to follow-up before the first year after percutaneous epidural adhesiolysis, diagnosis other than lumbar disc herniation, history of previous percutaneous epidural adhesiolysis, previous lower back or lower limb surgery, and percutaneous epidural adhesiolysis techniques other than the catheter-guided technique.
In case of total failure of an epidural block, the patient was withdrawn from the study and replaced by next available patient.
When cervical dilatation had reached 4 cm, infusion of 500ml of lactated Ringer's solution was done followed by epidural block. The procedure was performed in left lateral position.
Anesthesia time was defined as time from the first bolus of epidural block to skin closure.