Plasma ropivacaine concentrations during bilateral transversus abdominis plane infusions.

@article{Hessian2013PlasmaRC,
  title={Plasma ropivacaine concentrations during bilateral transversus abdominis plane infusions.},
  author={Elizabeth C Hessian and Brittany E. Evans and Joseph Andrew Woods and D. J. E. Taylor and E Kinkel and Andrew Robin Bjorksten},
  journal={British journal of anaesthesia},
  year={2013},
  volume={111 3},
  pages={488-95}
}
BACKGROUND The transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block is a regional anaesthetic technique that blocks abdominal wall somatic afferent nerves. We conducted a prospective observational study to evaluate the venous plasma concentrations of ropivacaine during a continuous TAP infusion. METHODS Twenty patients who were planned to undergo intra-abdominal cavity surgery requiring a mid-line laparotomy incision were enrolled. Patients were excluded if they had a history of chronic pain, opioid… CONTINUE READING
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