Ultrasound guided subcostal transversus abdominis plane (TAP) infiltration with liposomal bupivacaine for patients undergoing robotic assisted hysterectomy: A prospective randomized controlled study.

@article{Hutchins2015UltrasoundGS,
  title={Ultrasound guided subcostal transversus abdominis plane (TAP) infiltration with liposomal bupivacaine for patients undergoing robotic assisted hysterectomy: A prospective randomized controlled study.},
  author={Jacob L. Hutchins and Daniel D Delaney and Rachel Isaksson Vogel and Rahel Ghebre and Levi S. Downs and Linda F. Carson and Sally Mullany and Deanna G.K. Teoh and Melissa A. Geller},
  journal={Gynecologic oncology},
  year={2015},
  volume={138 3},
  pages={
          609-13
        }
}
INTRODUCTION Optimal pain control after major surgery contributes to a patient's recovery and satisfaction. The use of liposomal bupivacaine in subcostal transversus abdominis plane (TAP) blocks for postoperative pain control after robot assisted abdominal surgery has yet to be studied. METHODS We conducted a prospective randomized controlled observer-blinded study comparing bilateral subcostal TAP blocks with bupivacaine to bilateral subcostal TAP blocks with liposomal bupivacaine. These… CONTINUE READING
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