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Is pulmonary function affected by bilateral dual transversus abdominis plane block? A randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind, crossover pilot study in healthy male volunteers

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: Transversus abdominis plane (TAP) blocks have been shown to reduce postoperative pain after various abdominal surgical procedures in several studies. The motor nerves of the abdominal wall are located in the same plane as the sensory nerves affected by the TAP block. The aim of this study was to examine whether the application of an ultrasound-guided TAP block would affect the muscles of the anterior abdominal wall with respect to their function as accessory respiratory muscles and hence pulmonary function.
Original languageEnglish
JournalRegional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
Issue number6
Pages (from-to)568-71
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2011

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