• Ipsilateral transversus abdominis plane block provides effective analgesia after appendectomy in children: a randomized controlled trial.

      Carney, John; Finnerty, Olivia; Rauf, Jassim; Curley, Gerard; McDonnell, John G; Laffey, John G; Department of Anaesthesia, Clinical Sciences Institute, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland. john.laffey@nuigalway.ie (2010-10)
      The transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block provides effective postoperative analgesia in adults undergoing major abdominal surgery. Its efficacy in children remains unclear, with no randomized clinical trials in this population. In this study, we evaluated its analgesic efficacy over the first 48 postoperative hours after appendectomy performed through an open abdominal incision, in a randomized, controlled, double-blind clinical trial.