Tag: "epidural" at medical news

JRRD releases single-topic issue on pain and pain management

...ife quality for nonambulatory patients with spinal epidural metastasis, pg. 271 We evaluated the long-term effects of a 2-week course of rehabilitation on people with paraplegia caused by cancer compressing the spinal cord. Twelve patients received rehabilitation that focused on transfers, skin care, bladd...

New study shows epidural during birth may negatively affect breastfeeding

...apital Territory. Of these women, 416 (33%) had an epidural during the birth of their baby, 172 (41%) of whom ...93%) women breastfed their baby in the first week, epidural anesthesia was significantly associated with difficulty breastfeeding in the few days after birth an...

Epidural injection does not reduce long-term pain for people with shingles

A single epidural injection of steroids and local anaesthetics is no...nalgesics) or standard therapy with one additional epidural injection of steroids (methylprednisolone) and local anaesthetics (bupivacaine). The investigators f...

'Coaching' in labor makes little difference, UT Southwestern researchers say

... had uncomplicated pregnancies and did not receive epidural anesthesia. They were randomly assigned, with both groups tended by nurse-midwives. Of the two groups, 163 were coached to push for 10 seconds during a contraction, and 157 told to "do what comes naturally." For women who were randomly assigned to t...

Epidural leads to less pain, more assisted deliveries

...f instrumental delivery. The precise timing of the epidural injection may be an important factor, says Todd Li...who practices in New Jersey. "Should you get your epidural when you first feel a contraction or when you are in a strong labor pattern?" Liu asked. "I would gu...

The Cochrane Library newsletter, 2005, Issue 4

... of having a caesarean delivery, but women who use epidural have a longer second stage of labour compared to t...ematic review of literature included 21 studies of epidural pain-relief in labour, involving 6664 women. The Cochrane Review Authors drew several conclusions fr...

Researchers recommend multidisciplinary approach of low back pain

...nimally invasive interventional techniques such as epidural steroid administration, (pulsed) radiofrequency and implantable neurostimulators, and drug delivery pumps. Comparison between the practices in Belgium and the Netherlands revealed that where multidisciplinary pain clinics are less well-implanted, the...

As morphine turns 200, drug that blocks its side effects reveals new secrets

...ystems for morphine have been developed, including epidural injection and pumps that allow patient-controlled analgesia. Although morphine was originally touted as a cure for many maladies, even for opium addiction, by the 1870s physicians had become increasingly aware of its own addictive properties. Ironic...

Special physical therapy technique successful for chronic back pain

...us anti-inflammatory medications, acupuncture, and epidural injections. The pain caused severe changes to the daily routines of 26 of the people, meaning that they stopped working or exercising, could walk fewer than five blocks without stopping, and had to make significant changes to their usual routines. Th...

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