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Correspondence  |   March 2020
Transversus Abdominis Plane Block: Reply
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  • McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (D.Q.T.). de_tran@hotmail.com
  • (Accepted for publication February 13, 2020.)
    (Accepted for publication February 13, 2020.)×
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Correspondence
Correspondence   |   March 2020
Transversus Abdominis Plane Block: Reply
Anesthesiology Newly Published on March 16, 2020. doi:https://doi.org/10.1097/ALN.0000000000003243
Anesthesiology Newly Published on March 16, 2020. doi:https://doi.org/10.1097/ALN.0000000000003243
We thank Dr. Grocott1  for his interest in our review article pertaining to transversus abdominis plane block.2  In his commentary, Dr. Grocott criticized “the lack of any specific mention of the end points that should be included in potential future trials.”1  Unfortunately, such statement is factually incorrect, as the review advocated for the inclusion of patient-centered outcomes (e.g., postoperative pain, breakthrough opioid consumption), functional outcomes (e.g., return of bowel function), adverse events (e.g., hypotension), as well as hard outcomes (e.g., length of stay) and cost analyses. Despite calling for “relevant” outcomes, Grocott has added no further suggestion to enhance our list.