Transversus abdominis plane (TAP) blocks-a review.

@article{Findlay2012TransversusAP,
  title={Transversus abdominis plane (TAP) blocks-a review.},
  author={John M. Findlay and Shabbir Ashraf and P Congahan},
  journal={The surgeon : journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland},
  year={2012},
  volume={10 6},
  pages={
          361-7
        }
}
INTRODUCTION Effective post-operative pain management can positively influence patient outcome. Multimodal analgesic regimes are often limited by side-effects. Epidural analgesia may be resource-consuming, restrict mobility and have negative cardiovascular and gastrointestinal consequences. Consequently, there is a need for regional anaesthetic techniques to minimise opioid use, and provide alternatives to epidurals, especially within the context of minimally invasive abdominal surgery and… CONTINUE READING
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