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Inguinal Hernia Repair 2019


List of abbreviations

COX-2 Cyclo-oxygenase-2
IM Intramuscular
IV Intravenous
LoE Level of evidence
NRS Numerical rating scale
NSAID Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug
PACU Post-anaesthesia care unit
PCA Patient-controlled analgesia
RCT Randomised controlled trial
TAP block Transversus abdominis plane block
TENS Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation
TNF-α Tumor necrosis factor-α
VAS Visual analogue score
VRS Verbal rating scale