|Age:||18 years or older|
|Keywords:||pain control, renal transplant surgery, kidney transplant|
|Type:||Drug study, Phase 4|
If you decide to take part in this study, you will be asked to allow the researchers to perform a TAP block. This is a pain reducing method designed to numb the nerves going to the muscles in the abdomen for pain control after your surgery.
You will be randomly assigned to a treatment based on chance, like a flip of a coin. Neither you nor the researcher chooses your assigned group. You will have an equal chance of being in either group. You will be informed of which study arm/group you are in after receiving your informed consent.
The anesthesiologist will perform the TAP block procedure. They will use either ropivicaine continuous infusion catheters or single dose liposomal bupivacaine. Using an ultrasound as a guide, the anesthesiologist will locate the space between the two abdominal muscles.
Once the location is found, the anesthesiologist will enter the skin with the needle and inject the local anesthetic. An Acute Pain Service anesthesiologist will follow your care from the beginning of the TAP block until your discharge. Prior to your discharge, you will be asked to complete a post-op survey for participation.
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