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RMJ. 2022; 47(4): 904-907


Analgesic effectiveness of transversus abdominis block after open appendectomy: A Randomized Control Trial

Raheel Ahmed, Sundas Dastagir, Hira Ashfaq, Imrana Zulfikar, Sabin Zafar, Mumtaz Hussain.

Abstract
Objective: To compare the post-operative pain in patients undergoing open appendectomy with and without ipsilateral transversus abdominis plane block.
Methodology: This prospective randomized controlled trial carried out in the department of Surgery, DUHS/Civil Hospital Karachi from October 2019 to April 2020. It included 60 consecutive patients of either sex divided in two equal groups with one group (n=30) randomized to transversus abdominis plane block (TAP block group). Pain was assessed with Visual Analogue Score (VAS score, 1-10) following surgery. Post stratification independent t test was applied taking p-value of ≤0.05 as significant.
Results: VAS pain score was significantly lower in all patients in TAP Block group i.e 3.89±1.19 and 4.18±0.75, respectively as compared to controlled group i.e 8.11±1.40 and 8.07±0.75, respectively (p=0.001). Length of hospital stay was reduced in TAP block group.
Conclusion: TAP block following open appendectomy was associated with decreased post-operative pain and therefore it could be utilized as an effective part of multimodal analgesic regimen.

Key words: Open appendectomy, VAS score, TAP block.


 
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Ahmed R, Dastagir S, Ashfaq H, Zulfikar I, Zafar S, Hussain M. Analgesic effectiveness of transversus abdominis block after open appendectomy: A Randomized Control Trial. RMJ. 2022; 47(4): 904-907.


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Ahmed R, Dastagir S, Ashfaq H, Zulfikar I, Zafar S, Hussain M. Analgesic effectiveness of transversus abdominis block after open appendectomy: A Randomized Control Trial. https://www.rmj.org.pk/?mno=117770 [Access: November 12, 2022].


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Ahmed R, Dastagir S, Ashfaq H, Zulfikar I, Zafar S, Hussain M. Analgesic effectiveness of transversus abdominis block after open appendectomy: A Randomized Control Trial. RMJ. 2022; 47(4): 904-907.



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Ahmed R, Dastagir S, Ashfaq H, Zulfikar I, Zafar S, Hussain M. Analgesic effectiveness of transversus abdominis block after open appendectomy: A Randomized Control Trial. RMJ. (2022), [cited November 12, 2022]; 47(4): 904-907.



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Ahmed, R., Dastagir, . S., Ashfaq, . H., Zulfikar, . I., Zafar, . S. & Hussain, . M. (2022) Analgesic effectiveness of transversus abdominis block after open appendectomy: A Randomized Control Trial. RMJ, 47 (4), 904-907.



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Ahmed, Raheel, Sundas Dastagir, Hira Ashfaq, Imrana Zulfikar, Sabin Zafar, and Mumtaz Hussain. 2022. Analgesic effectiveness of transversus abdominis block after open appendectomy: A Randomized Control Trial. Rawal Medical Journal, 47 (4), 904-907.



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Ahmed, Raheel, Sundas Dastagir, Hira Ashfaq, Imrana Zulfikar, Sabin Zafar, and Mumtaz Hussain. "Analgesic effectiveness of transversus abdominis block after open appendectomy: A Randomized Control Trial." Rawal Medical Journal 47 (2022), 904-907.



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Ahmed, Raheel, Sundas Dastagir, Hira Ashfaq, Imrana Zulfikar, Sabin Zafar, and Mumtaz Hussain. "Analgesic effectiveness of transversus abdominis block after open appendectomy: A Randomized Control Trial." Rawal Medical Journal 47.4 (2022), 904-907. Print.



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Ahmed, R., Dastagir, . S., Ashfaq, . H., Zulfikar, . I., Zafar, . S. & Hussain, . M. (2022) Analgesic effectiveness of transversus abdominis block after open appendectomy: A Randomized Control Trial. Rawal Medical Journal, 47 (4), 904-907.








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