oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - Correspondence

Volume 20, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 2220-1181
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1173



We read with interest the study by Marais et al. In their paper, the authors state that the reason for their study was to address the research gap in the efficacy of trans- versus abdominis plane [TAP] blocks in resource poor settings, because the standard of post-operative analgesia care for abdominal hysterectomy is high, as this involves neuroaxial blocks and high care beds. In their study, they used patient controlled analgesia [PCA] as the standard.

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