Comparative effectiveness of surgeon-performed transversus abdominis plane blocks and epidural catheters following open hernia repair with transversus abdominis release

This study evaluates the effectiveness of two postoperative analgesia modalities: epidural cat heter and surgeon-performed TAP-block following VHR performed with transversus abdominis release (TAR).MethodsA retrospective analysis was performed on data prospectively collected between 2012 and 2019. All patients undergoing open VHR with TAR performed by a single surgeon were identified. Parastomal hernia repairs and any patients receiving ultrasound-guided TAP blocks or paraspinal blocks were excluded. Primary outcome was length of stay (LOS) with secondary outcomes including pain scores, opioid requirements, and 30-day morbidity. Linear regression was used to model LOS.ResultsOne hundred thirty-five patients met inclusion criteria (63 epidural, 72 TAP-block). The majority (67.4%) of patients were modified ventral hernia working group grade 2. The only statistically significant difference in postoperative pain scores between the groups was on postoperative day 2 (TAP block 3.19 versus epidural 4.11,p = 0.0126). LOS was significantly shorter in the TAP block group (4.7 versus 6.2 days,p = 0.0023) as was time to regular diet (3.2 versus 4.7 days,p 
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Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionTAP block was effective in reducing postoperative pain scores for 4-6  hours, lowering total 24-h postoperative opioid and analgesic consumption and delaying the need for rescue analgesia after inguinal hernia repair under general anesthesia, compared to ilioinguinal/iliohypogastric nerves block. This technique can be a promising mode of postoperative analgesia when epidural catheter insertion is contraindicated.
Source: QJM - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: QJM - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: Agri Dergisi - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Source Type: research
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