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Epidural volume extension: a review.
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PMID:  22813487     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Epidural volume extension is a technical modification of the combined spinal epidural block. It involves the epidural injection of normal saline or a small volume of local anaesthetic after an intrathecal injection, aiming to augment the post-spinal sensory level. Although the consequent sensory block augmentation has been adequately documented, the probable factors influencing epidural volume extension and its implications for clinical practice are not well defined. This article reviews published literature relating to the probable factors affecting epidural volume extension, its clinical implications, case reports of its successful clinical application and summarises its unexplored effects.
A Tyagi; Cs Sharma; S Kumar; Dk Sharma; Ak Jain; Ak Sethi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Anaesthesia and intensive care     Volume:  40     ISSN:  0310-057X     ISO Abbreviation:  Anaesth Intensive Care     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0342017     Medline TA:  Anaesth Intensive Care     Country:  Australia    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  604-13     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, University College of Medical Sciences and Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, Shahadra, Delhi, India.
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