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Systemic lidocaine improves recovery
« on: February 16, 2013, 04:06:48 AM »
Many years ago as a student, I had an instructor who taught us to use IV lidocaine to supplement anesthesia.  Recently, the topic has surfaced in the literature again.  In a recent article, the authors recommended patients to be given a loading dose of lidocaine 1.5 mg/kg followed by an infusion of 2mg/kg/hour for the duration of the case.  The subject was recently reviewed on
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