Purpose of study:
The purpose of this study is to prospectively compare post-operative pain relief in pediatric patients undergoing umbilical hernia repair who have received either a caudal block or bilateral rectus sheath blocks for analgesia.
Who can participate:
ASA physical status I or II
Weight less than or equal to 20 kg
Presenting for repair of umbilical hernia
What will happen during the study:
This study is a prospective, double-blinded, randomized comparison of 2 patient cohorts. One group of patients will receive a caudal epidural block. The second group will receive bilateral rectus sheath blocks for umbilical hernia repair.
Who to contact:
Tarun Bhalla, MD 614-722-4200
Julie Rice, BSN, CCRC, 614-355-3142