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Case Reports in Emergency Medicine
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 759508, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/759508
Case Report

Treatment of Acute Flares of Chronic Pancreatitis Pain with Ultrasound Guided Transversus Abdominis Plane Block: A Novel Application of a Pain Management Technique in the Acute Care Setting

1Department of Anesthesiology, School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Rochester, 601 Elmwood Avenue, P.O. Box 604, Rochester, NY 14642, USA
2Department of Emergency Medicine, School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Rochester, 601 Elmwood Avenue, P.O. Box 604, Rochester, NY 14642, USA

Received 27 June 2014; Accepted 29 August 2014; Published 25 September 2014

Academic Editor: Aristomenis K. Exadaktylos

Copyright © 2014 Daryl I. Smith et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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