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Title: Randomized clinical trial of transversus abdominis plane block versus placebo control in live-donor nephrectomy.
Authors: Hosgood, SA
Thiyagarajan, UM
Nicholson, HF
Jeyapalan, I
Nicholson, ML
First Published: 15-Sep-2012
Citation: TRANSPLANTATION, 2012, 94 (5), pp. 520-525
Abstract: Laparoscopic surgery reduces pain after donor nephrectomy; however, most patients still require a significant amount of postoperative parenteral opiate analgesia. Therefore, there is a need to investigate techniques that might further reduce postoperative pain. This study assessed the safety and efficacy of using a transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.
DOI Link: 10.1097/TP.0b013e31825c1697
eISSN: 1534-6080
Type: Journal Article
Appears in Collections:Published Articles, Dept. of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation

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