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Halfway Done With Regional Anesthesia

I’m a little over halfway done with my regional anesthesia rotation and have accrued more neuraxial and peripheral nerve blocks than I could have ever imagined. There’s something incredibly gratifying about doing blocks one day, and seeing the pain relief it provides that evening… the next day… and the day …

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Should I Get An Epidural During Labor? Yes!

Epidurals are routinely used to provide analgesia during the labor process. Many women swear by them and will request for an epidural even before they are committed to labor by the obstetrician. Others “want to be a hero” (as the saying goes), and try to tough it out without any pain …

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The Evolution Of My Epidural Technique

Prior to my current rotation on the acute pain service, I had three months of obstetric anesthesia – the world of lumbar epidurals for labor analgesia and surgical anesthesia. I experimented with several epidural techniques but settled on continuous pressure with a saline filled glass loss-of-resistance (LOR) syringe. This allowed me to …

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