publication . Article . 2009

Bilateral paravertebral block: a satisfactory alternative for labour analgesia

Vinod Nair; Richard Henry;
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  • Published: 03 May 2009 Journal: Canadian Journal of Anesthesia/Journal canadien d'anesthésie, volume 48, pages 179-184 (issn: 0832-610X, eissn: 1496-8975, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
Abstract
Purpose: To describe a new technique of paravertebral block for labour analgesia and to report the successful use of bilateral paravertebral block in four parturients with contraindications to conventional labour epidural analgesia. Clinical Features: Four parturients with contraindications to lumbar epidural analgesia, who were seen either in consultation prenatally or after requesting analgesia when in labour, consented to paravertebral blocks for the management of first stage of labour pain. Bilateral paravertebral blocks were performed at T10-L1 level, initially blocking all four levels with 4 ml bupivacaine 0.5% with epinephrine 1:200000 and then reducing t...
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free text keywords: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, General Medicine, Pain medicine, Anesthesia, Lumbar, Rectal Pain, Surgery, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Nerve root, Bupivacaine, medicine.drug, business.industry, business, Paravertebral Block, Labour analgesia, Anesthesiology
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