Differential Epidural Block Predicts the Success of Visceral Block in Patients with Chronic Visceral Abdominal Pain

@article{Rizk2012DifferentialEB,
  title={Differential Epidural Block Predicts the Success of Visceral Block in Patients with Chronic Visceral Abdominal Pain},
  author={Maged Rizk and Reda Tolba and Leonardo Kapural and Justin E. Mitchell and Rocio Lopez and Ramatia Mahboobi and Bruce Vrooman and Nagy Mekhail},
  journal={Pain Practice},
  year={2012},
  volume={12}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Differential thoracic epidural regional block, also known as a differential neural block (DNB), involves the placement of an epidural catheter placed in the thoracic epidural space to achieve appropriate anesthesia in a dermatomal distribution. [] Key Method Basic demographic data, years of chronic pain, history of psychosocial issues, initial visual analog scale (VAS) pain score, pain location, and medication usage were documented in our electronic medical record database.
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