Abbreviations - ESRA
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Open Colorectal Surgery 2016


AUC Area under curve
CI Continuous infusion
CWI Continuous wound infusion
GA General anaesthetic
GoR Grade of recommendation
IM Intramuscular
Intra-op Intra-operatively
IV Intravenous
LA Local anesthetic
LM-TAP Lateral-to-medial approach for transversus abdominis plane
LoE Level of evidence
NRS numerical rating scale
PACU post-anaesthesia care unit
PCA Patient-controlled analgesia
PCEA Patient-controlled epidural analgesia
POD Postoperative day
PONV Postoperative nausea and vomiting
Postop Postoperatively
Pre-op Pre-operatively
TAP Block Transversus abdominis plane block
TEA Thoracic epidural analgesia
VAS Visual analogue score
VNRS Verbal numeric rating scale
VNS Verbal numerical scale
VRS Verbal rating scale