• Comparison of transversus abdominis plane block vs spinal morphine for pain relief after Caesarean section.

      McMorrow, R C N; Ni Mhuircheartaigh, R J; Ahmed, K A; Aslani, A; Ng, S-C; Conrick-Martin, I; Dowling, J J; Gaffney, A; Loughrey, J P R; McCaul, C L; et al. (2011-05)
      Transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block is an alternative to spinal morphine for analgesia after Caesarean section but there are few data on its comparative efficacy. We compared the analgesic efficacy of the TAP block with and without spinal morphine after Caesarean section in a prospective, randomized, double-blinded placebo-controlled trial.
    • Self-reported post-discharge symptoms following obstetric neuraxial blockade.

      Hayes, N E; Wheelahan, J M; Ross, A; Department of Anaesthesia, Mercy Hospital for Women, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia. nihayes@rotunda.ie (2010-10)
      Economic pressures are leading to earlier hospital discharge following delivery, before complications of obstetric neuraxial block may become apparent. Our aim was to estimate the incidence of symptoms presenting post-discharge at a single tertiary obstetric centre.