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2021 Dec 27

J Clin Anesth


Transversus abdominis plane block with liposomal bupivacaine versus continuous epidural analgesia for major abdominal surgery: The EXPLANE randomized trial.


Turan A, Cohen B, Elsharkawy H, Maheshwari K, Soliman L M, Babazade R, Ayad S, Hassan M, Elkassabany N, Essber HA, Kessler H, Mao G, Ali Sakr Esa W, Sessler DI
J Clin Anesth. 2021 Dec 27; 77:110640.
PMID: 34969004.


Compare transversus abdominis plane (TAP) blocks with liposomal bupivacaine were to epidural analgesia for pain at rest and opioid consumption in patients recovering from abdominal surgery.