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Combined spinal-epidural technique.

Authors
  • Rawal, N
  • Van Zundert, A
  • Holmström, B
  • Crowhurst, J A
Type
Published Article
Journal
Regional anesthesia
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1997
Volume
22
Issue
5
Pages
406–423
Identifiers
PMID: 9338901
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The CSE technique offers many potential advantages over continuous epidural or subarachnoid methods alone, including a reduction in drug dosage, the ability to eliminate motor blockade and to achieve highly selective sensory blockade and optimize analgesia. These features hold great promise for minimizing the hazards and side effects of traditional epidural and subarachnoid techniques. Controversial fears, risks, and pitfalls of the CSE technique and of continuous epidural and subarachnoid methods are debated and discussed.

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