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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 12

The efficacy of ropivacaine 0.5% in transversus abdominis plane block to relieve the postoperative pain of female laparoscopic surgery Grade II

1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
2 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Al-Zahra Hospital, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran

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Dr. Banafsheh Dehghan Khalili
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/abr.abr_46_20

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Background: The aim of this study was determination of the effect of the transversus abdominis plane block (TAP block) with ropivacaine 0.5% in relieving postoperative pain after laparoscopic gynecologic surgery. Materials and Methods: The population of the double-blinded clinical trial study included 200 women candidates for elective laparoscopic gynecologic surgery who referred to Al-Zahra and Beheshti hospitals in Isfahan during 2016–2018. In the TAP block group in addition to standard general anesthesia, an anesthetic drug Ropivacaine (Naropin, 0.5%) was injected at a dose of 0.5 mg/kg between transverse abdominal muscle and internal oblique muscle facia. And in control group just received standard general anesthesia. Hence, the severity of pain and nausea and vomiting is recorded at the time of recovery, at 30 min, 2, 4, 6, 12, and 48 h after the surgery. Results: The results of this study showed that in all periods of time (30 min, 2, 4, 6, 12, 24, 36, and 48 h after the surgery), mean pain score in TAP block group was lower than control group (P < 0.001). Hence that, in the 48 h after the surgery, the pain score in the TAP block group with a mean of 0.46 ± 0.50 was significantly lower than the control group with a mean of 1.06 ± 0.68 (P < 0.001). Nausea and vomiting between the two groups were no significant differences. There was no decrease in narcotic use or length of stay among those who received the TAP block. Conclusions: TAP block with ropivacaine 0.5% had a significant role in reducing postoperative pain of laparoscopic surgery.

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