oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - Lipid rescue : the use of lipid emulsions to treat local anaesthetic toxicity : review
|Article Title||Lipid rescue : the use of lipid emulsions to treat local anaesthetic toxicity : review|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia|
|Author||C.J. Kruger, P.C. Marwick and A.I. Levin|
|Publication Date||Oct 2009|
|Pages||20 - 28|
|Keyword(s)||Bupivacaine cardiotoxicity, Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, Lipid emulsion therapy, Local anaesthetic cardiotoxicity and Local anaesthetic toxicity|
Despite increasing safety of regional anaesthesia, the growth in the popularity therof implies that local anaesthetic toxicity will occur occasionally. Local anaesthetic cardiotoxicity, even when using "safer" modern local anaesthetics, is notoriously resistant to standard resuscitation. The aim of this paper is to review current knowledge regarding the use of lipid emulsions to treat local anaesthetic toxicity.
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