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Hyperbaric therapy for a postpartum patient with prolonged epidural blockade and tomographic evidence of epidural air.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14633565     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
IMPLICATIONS: We report a case of prolonged motor and sensory block after labor analgesia using "loss of resistance to air" technique. The presence of epidural air on tomography resulted in the patient undergoing hyperbaric therapy. The use of loss of resistance to air technique complicated the differential diagnosis of prolonged sensory and motor block.
Authors:
Moeen K Panni; William Camann; Kodali Bhavani Shankar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Anesthesia and analgesia     Volume:  97     ISSN:  0003-2999     ISO Abbreviation:  Anesth. Analg.     Publication Date:  2003 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-11-24     Completed Date:  2003-12-17     Revised Date:  2013-05-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1310650     Medline TA:  Anesth Analg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1810-1     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Analgesia, Epidural / adverse effects*
Analgesia, Obstetrical / adverse effects*
Embolism, Air / etiology*,  radiography,  therapy*
Female
Humans
Hyperbaric Oxygenation*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Pregnancy
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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