Neuraxial Analgesia

Labor Epidural Analgesia Linked to Reduced Likelihood of Successful Breastfeeding

Labor Epidural Analgesia Linked to Reduced Likelihood of Successful Breastfeeding

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Labor epidural analgesia may be associated with reduced likelihood of breastfeeding at 6 weeks.

Lumbar Disc Herniation With Radiculopathy Treatment Using Targeted Indwelling ESI

Lumbar Disc Herniation With Radiculopathy Treatment Using Targeted Indwelling ESI

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Targeted indwelling caudal epidural steroid injection in combination with a four-step manipulative therapy may be a safe and effective method for reducing pain intensity and functional disability in patients with symptomatic lumbar disc hernia.

Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections Effective for Pain Relief in Lumbar Foraminal Spinal Stenosis

Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections Effective for Pain Relief in Lumbar Foraminal Spinal Stenosis

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Transforaminal epidural steroid injections may be more effective in relieving pain in patients with mild to moderate vs severe lower extremity radicular pain associated with lumbar foraminal spinal stenosis.

Epidural Steroid Injections Associated With Decreased Bone Mineral Density, Increased Risk for Vertebral Fracture

Epidural Steroid Injections Associated With Decreased Bone Mineral Density, Increased Risk for Vertebral Fracture

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Epidural steroid injections may be associated with reduced bone mineral density and an increased risk for vertebral fracture.

Epidural Steroid Injection Outcomes and Prior Opioid Use

Epidural Steroid Injection Outcomes and Prior Opioid Use

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Opioid use prior to epidural steroid injections for degenerative spine diseases may not have an impact on the long-term effectiveness of the injections.

Neuraxial Analgesia in Neonates: Overview and Expert Q&A

Neuraxial Analgesia in Neonates: Overview and Expert Q&A

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Neuraxial anesthetics and analgesics are associated with fewer systemic adverse effects than general anesthetics.

Neuraxial Analgesia in Neonates: Overview and Expert Q&A

Neuraxial Analgesia in Neonates: Overview and Expert Q&A

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Neuraxial anesthetics and analgesics are associated with fewer systemic adverse effects than general anesthetics.

Neuraxial Analgesia in Neonates: Overview and Expert Q&A

Neuraxial Analgesia in Neonates: Overview and Expert Q&A

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Neuraxial anesthetics and analgesics are associated with fewer systemic adverse effects than general anesthetics.

Uniport vs Multiport Catheters for Labor Epidural Analgesia

Uniport vs Multiport Catheters for Labor Epidural Analgesia

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Uniport and multiport wire-reinforced flexible catheters have similar analgesic efficacy for labor epidural analgesia.

Intrathecal Ziconotide Long-Term Efficacy and Safety for Severe Chronic Pain

Intrathecal Ziconotide Long-Term Efficacy and Safety for Severe Chronic Pain

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In patients with severe chronic pain refractory to conventional therapy, intrathecal ziconotide provided long-term pain relief, particularly when used as first-line intrathecal therapy.

Pregabalin Not Effective for Sciatica Treatment

Pregabalin Not Effective for Sciatica Treatment

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A randomized trial found that pregabalin is not more effective than placebo in treating sciatica, and resulted in more adverse effects.

Nitrous Oxide During Labor: Less Pain Relief, High Patient Satisfaction

Nitrous Oxide During Labor: Less Pain Relief, High Patient Satisfaction

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Despite lower reported effectiveness for labor pain, the degree of patient satisfaction in women who received nitrous oxide is similar to that of women who received neuraxial modalities.

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