Anesthesia and Analgesia: Postoperative AnalgesiaThe Analgesic Effects of Intrathecal Morphine in Comparison With Ultrasound-Guided Transversus Abdominis Plane Block After Caesarean Section: A Randomised Controlled Trial at a Ugandan Regional Referral HospitalKwikiriza, A.; Kiwanuka, J.K.; Firth, P.G.; Hoeft, M.A.; Modest, V.E.; Ttendo, S.S.Author Information Department of Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Mbarara, Uganda Obstetric Anesthesia Digest: December 2019 - Volume 39 - Issue 4 - p 223 doi: 10.1097/01.aoa.0000603836.67288.bc Buy Metrics Abstract (Anaesthesia. 2019;74:167–173) Worldwide, cesarean section is the most frequently performed major surgery. However, most research regarding anesthesia and postoperative analgesia for cesarean section has been performed in high-income countries that have extensive health care resources. In comparison, low-income and middle-income countries have markedly fewer resources for health care in general and postoperative nursing care specifically. This study was performed to compare analgesic outcomes after cesarean section. At a hospital in Southwestern Uganda where this study was undertaken, most of the basic postoperative nursing care after cesarean section is provided by family or friends of the patient. The current study was performed to compare outcomes when intrathecal morphine or transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block was used to provide postcesarean pain control in a resource-limited setting. Copyright © 2019 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.