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A prospective, double-blinded, randomized comparison of caudal analgesia versus ultrasound guided rectus sheath blocks for umbilical herniorrhaphy in the pediatric population

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
julie.rice@nationwidechildrens.org
 

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