Clinical Implications of the Transversus Abdominis Plane Block in Adults

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Clinical Implications of the Transversus Abdominis Plane Block in Adults

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dc.contributor.author Young, Mark
dc.contributor.author Gorlin, Andrew William
dc.contributor.author Modest, Vicki E.
dc.contributor.author Quraishi, Sadeq Ali
dc.date.accessioned 2012-03-28T19:35:12Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Young, Mark J., Andrew W. Gorlin, Vicki E. Modest, and Sadeq A. Quraishi. 2012. Clinical implications of the transversus abdominis plane block in adults. Anesthesiology Research and Practice 2012:731645. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1687-6962 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:8461865
dc.description.abstract The transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block is a relatively new regional anesthesia technique that provides analgesia to the parietal peritoneum as well as the skin and muscles of the anterior abdominal wall. It has a high margin of safety and is technically simple to perform, especially under ultrasound guidance. A growing body of evidence supports the use of TAP blocks for a variety of abdominal procedures, yet, widespread adoption of this therapeutic adjunct has been slow. In part, this may be related to the limited sources for anesthesiologists to develop an appreciation for its sound anatomical basis and the versatility of its clinical application. As such, we provide a brief historical perspective on the TAP block, describe relevant anatomy, review current techniques, discuss pharmacologic considerations, and summarize the existing literature regarding its clinical utility with an emphasis on recently published studies that have not been included in other systematic reviews or meta-analyses. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Hindawi Publishing Corporation en_US
dc.relation.isversionof doi://10.1155/2012/731645 en_US
dc.relation.hasversion http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3270549/pdf/ en_US
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dc.title Clinical Implications of the Transversus Abdominis Plane Block in Adults en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.description.version Version of Record en_US
dc.relation.journal Anesthesiology Research and Practice en_US
dash.depositing.author Modest, Vicki E.
dc.date.available 2012-03-28T19:35:12Z

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