Clinical Effectiveness of Transversus Abdominis Plane (TAP) Blocks for Pain Relief After Caesarean Section: A Meta-analysis

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(Abstracted from Int J Obstet Anesth, 28:45–60; 2016)

Cesarean section (CS) is a common surgical procedure, and poor postoperative pain control is a common complication that can lead to reduced maternal mobilization and lower maternal satisfaction. Controlling pain adequately after CS lessens maternal morbidity, and using techniques that spare both neuraxial and systemic opioids limits medication adverse effects.

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