Effect of transversus abdominis plane block in combination with general anesthesia on perioperative opioid consumption, hemodynamics, and recovery in living liver donors: The prospective, double-blinded, randomized study

ERDOĞAN M. A. , ÖZGÜL Ü. , UÇAR M. , YALIN M. R. , ÇOLAK Y. Z. , ÇOLAK C. , ...More

CLINICAL TRANSPLANTATION, vol.31, no.4, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/ctr.12931
  • Keywords: anesthesia, living liver donor, recovery, remifentanil, transversus abdominis plane block, POSTOPERATIVE ANALGESIA, EFFICACY, SURGERY, PAIN, HYSTERECTOMY, MANAGEMENT, DONATION, PROVIDES


BackgroundTransversus abdominis plane (TAP) block provides effective postoperative analgesia after abdominal surgeries. It can be also a useful strategy to reduce perioperative opioid consumption, support intraoperative hemodynamic stability, and promote early recovery from anesthesia. The aim of this prospective randomized double-blind study was to assess the effect of subcostal TAP blocks on perioperative opioid consumption, hemodynamic, and recovery time in living liver donors.