An epidural steroid injection is performed to help reduce the inflammation and pain associated with nerve root compression. Nerve roots can be compressed by a herniated disc, spinal stenosis, and bone spurs. When the nerve is compressed it becomes inflamed. This can lead to pain, numbness, tingling or weakness along the course of the nerve. This is called radiculopathy. The goal of the epidural steroid injection is to help lessen the inflammation of the nerve root.
The epidural space is located above the outer layer surrounding the spinal cord and nerve roots. An epidural steroid injection goes into the epidural space, directly over the compressed nerve root
Heat and exchange moisturizers (HME) are devices used in mechanically ventilated patients intended to help prevent complications due to “drying of the respiratory mucosa, such as mucus plugging and endotracheal tube (ETT) occlusion. HMEs are one type of commercial humidification system, which also include non-heated-wire humidifiers and heated-wire humidifiers.
HMEs have been in clinical use for over 30 years.
Spinal anaesthesia is a form of regional anaesthesia involving the injection of a local anaesthetic into the subarachnoid space, generally through a fine needle, usually 9 cm (3.5 in) long. For obese patients longer needles are available (12.7 cm / 5 inches). The tip of the spinal needle has a point or small bevel. Recently, pencil point needles have been made available (Whitacre, Sprotte, Gertie Marx and others).
Disposable Infusion Pump offers infusion of medication in a safe and accurate way. The pumps are tailored for continuous infusion with preset dose. It is deal for anesthesia, pain management and chemotherapy use, etc. Available in a variety of volumes and flow rates to suit patient’s individual needs