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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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Intrathecal Fentanyl supplementation of spinal block produces earlier onset and prolonged duration of sensory and motor block without associated significant haemodynamic alterations as compared with Midazolam as adjuvant to spinal bupivacaine in lower limb and lower abdominal surgeries.
Failure of a spinal block is a very rare, but recognised risk.
In 2003, only six of his 43 hip patients chose the spinal block, but since the beginning of this year, all 42 patients have opted to stay fully awake.
Trautman and coworkers30 injected 10 ml of epidural normal saline after two-segment regression of spinal block and noted a paradoxical decrease in the duration of spinal anaesthesia.
A high or total (complete) spinal block is an anaesthetic emergency and prompt and definitive treatment and management should proceed before the airway protective reflexes are lost, ventilation becomes compromised or haemodynamic collapse happens (asystole or pulseless electrical activity).
Failed intubation occurred with 1 of every 533 general anesthetics, and high spinal block in 1 of every 4,300 regional anesthetics.
And between us, we had plenty of drama: four inductions, two emergency Caesarean sections, five epidurals, one spinal block, one Ventouse delivery, one forceps delivery, one five-day labour, countless stitches and six healthy little bundles.
But Stacey, nervous and numb from the chest down from a spinal block, was shaking and wouldn't let go of his hand.
In the operating theatre, a spinal block was administered by a wise man and a curtain was erected halfway down my body.
While in theatre, she was given a spinal block for the pain but recalled falling asleep.