EFFICACY OF ULTRASOUND GUIDED BILATERAL TRANSVERSUS ABDOMINIS PLANE BLOCK FOR THE ACUTE POST-OPERATIVEPAIN RELIEF IN THE OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGICAL SURGERIES IN FIRST 24 HOUR

  • Viqar Ashraf Combined Military Hospital Lahore/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Muhammad Yasrab Armed Forces Institute of Urology/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Sobia Shahid Combined Military Hospital Lahore/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
Keywords: Anaesthesia, Analgesia, Cesarean section, Early ambulation, Lower segment, Morphine, Nerve block, Post-anaesthesia care

Abstract

Objective: To compare the efficacy of ultrasound guided bilateral transversus abdominis plane block with conventional analgesic technique for post-operative pain relief, time to first request for analgesic, early mobilization, opioid related side effects in obstetric and gynecological surgeries.

Study Design: Quasi experimental study.

Place and Duration of Study: Obs & Gynae Department at Combined Military Hospital Lahore and Hyderabad, from, Apr 2017 to Sep 2017.

Methodology: In this study 200 mothers were included. The population under study was divided into two groups, group-A mothers had Transversus Abdominis Plane block and group B (control) without Transversus Abdominis Plane block.

Results: The mean age was 34 years within a range of 20 to 50 years. Pain score, Visual Analogue Score, was much lower in group A (with TAP block) in comparison to group B (without TAP block) (p-value=0.000). The median time for asking for painkillers was 10 hrs (9, 11) in group A as compared to 3 hrs (2, 6) in group B.

Conclusion: Transversus Abdominis Plane block reduced pain intensity, delays the requirement of painkillers and decreased any additional requirements of opiates-analgesics especially when those are used as a part of any painkilling-regimens after obstetric and gynecological surgeries.

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Published
2020-02-28
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Ashraf, V., Yasrab, M., & Shahid, S. (2020). EFFICACY OF ULTRASOUND GUIDED BILATERAL TRANSVERSUS ABDOMINIS PLANE BLOCK FOR THE ACUTE POST-OPERATIVEPAIN RELIEF IN THE OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGICAL SURGERIES IN FIRST 24 HOUR. Pakistan Armed Forces Medical Journal, 70(1), 91-95. Retrieved from https://pafmj.org/index.php/PAFMJ/article/view/3942
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