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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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Although we have enumerated certain factors that appear to influence EVE, there could be other factors not previously investigated that affect characteristics of subarachnoid or epidural blocks.
The second thousand epidural blocks in an obstetric hospital practice.
Accidental subdural injection during attempted lumbar epidural block may present as a failed or inadequate block; radiographic evidence.
However, haemodynamic instability following the cardiovascular effects of epidural block is avoided with TAP block.
Comparison of combined spinal epidural block and general anesthesia for cesarean section.
Patients and Methods: Thoracic epidural block was given in group-A while thoracic paravertebral block was given in group-B patients post operatively.
Similarly, Suzuki et al (2) demonstrated that an epidural block with mepivacaine did not influence the time to T1 recovery but delayed both spontaneous and neostigmine-facilitated recovery of the TOF ratio from vecuronium-induced neuromuscular block.
After securing intravenous line with 18 G IV cannula, pre-loading was done with 15 mL/kg of warm lactated Ringer's solution over 15 minutes before administering epidural block and then 5 mL/min.
It may be mistaken for an inadvertent subarachnoid injection, migration of the epidural catheter tip or an inadequate, unilateral or patchy epidural block.