Open transversus abdominis plane (MOTAP) catheters reduce opioid requirements and improve pain control following open liver resection: a multicenter, blinded, randomized controlled trial. Ann Surg 2018; 268: 233-240.

Published: 15th October 2018

Authors: Karanicolas PJ, Cleary S, McHardy P, Kiss A, Sawyer J, Behman R et al.


Patients who had opiates via their wound infusion catheter had lower pain scores (P=0.002) and use less postoperative opioids up to 72h (P=0.046) in this study that included 153 patients.

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