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 E. Tolba and Leonardo Kapural and Justin J. Mitchell and Roc{\'i}o Ortiz L{\'o}pez and Ramatia Mahboobi and Bruce Vrooman and Nagy A. Mekhail},
  journal={Pain practice : the official journal of World Institute of Pain},
  year={2012},
  volume={12 8},
  pages={
          595-601
        }
}
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. This is a retrospective case series evaluating how well a DNB may predict success of subsequent visceral blockade in patients with chronic abdominal pain of visceral origin. METHODS Of 402 patients who had a DNB performed for… CONTINUE READING
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