Ultrasound-guided transversus abdominis plane block for postoperative analgesia in living liver donors: A prospective, randomized, double-blinded clinical trial


KITLIK A., ERDOĞAN M. A. , ÖZGÜL Ü. , AYDOĞAN M. S. , UÇAR M. , TOPRAK H. İ. , ...More

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ANESTHESIA, vol.37, pp.103-107, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jclinane.2016.12.018
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ANESTHESIA
  • Page Numbers: pp.103-107
  • Keywords: Transversus abdominis plane block, Postoperative pain, Living liver donor, THORACIC-EPIDURAL ANALGESIA, CESAREAN DELIVERY, LAPAROSCOPIC CHOLECYSTECTOMY, EFFICACY, SURGERY, APPENDECTOMY, METAANALYSIS, INJECTATE, POSTERIOR, SPREAD

Abstract

Background: Transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block is a peripheral nerve block that reduces postoperative pain, nausea, vomiting and the need for postoperative opioids following various types of abdominal surgery. The primary aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects of TAP block on postoperative analgesia and opioid consumption in living liver donors in whom a right "J" abdominal incision was used.