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Assessment of the level of sensory block after subarachnoid anesthesia using a pressure palpator.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9972764     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
IMPLICATIONS: A novel pressure palpator that maintains the integrity of the epidermis was used to assess the level of sensory block after subarachnoid anesthesia and was compared with the standard method of the pinprick sensation. This method assessed the block consistently higher than the pinprick method, but it may have advantages as a noninvasive sensory test.
A Fassoulaki; C Sarantopoulos; M Zotou; G Karabinis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Comparative Study; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Anesthesia and analgesia     Volume:  88     ISSN:  0003-2999     ISO Abbreviation:  Anesth. Analg.     Publication Date:  1999 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-02-23     Completed Date:  1999-02-23     Revised Date:  2014-07-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1310650     Medline TA:  Anesth Analg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  398-401     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Anesthesia, Spinal / instrumentation,  methods*
Anesthetics, Local / administration & dosage
Cross-Over Studies
Lidocaine / administration & dosage
Nerve Block / methods
Neurons, Afferent / drug effects
Pain Threshold / drug effects
Palpation / instrumentation*
Papilloma / surgery
Sensation / drug effects*
Sensory Thresholds / drug effects
Subarachnoid Space
Time Factors
Touch / drug effects
Urinary Bladder Neoplasms / surgery
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anesthetics, Local; 98PI200987/Lidocaine

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