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Title: Intravenous lidocaine for the treatment of background or procedural burn pain.
Epworth Authors: Wasiak, Jason
Other Authors: Mahar, Patrick
McGuinness, Siobhan
Spinks, Anneliese
Danilla, Stefan
Cleland, Heather
Tan, Hannah
Keywords: Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, The Epworth Hospital, Richmond, Australia.
Pain Management
Pain Relief
Opioid Analgesics
Burn Injuries
Burns Patients
Cycle of Pain
Issue Date: Oct-2014
Publisher: Wiley Online Library
Citation: Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2014 Oct 16;10:CD005622
Abstract: This is an update of the review on "Lidocaine for pain relief in burn injured patients" first published in Issue 3, 2007, and first updated in 2012. Pain is a major issue for people with many different types of wounds, in particular those people with burn injuries. Prompt, aggressive use of opioid analgesics such as morphine has been suggested as critical to avert the cycle of pain and anxiety, but adverse effects are encountered. It has been proposed that newer agents such as lidocaine could be effective in reducing pain and alleviating the escalating opioid dosage requirements in people with burn injury.
DOI: 10.1002/14651858
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ISSN: 1469-493X
Journal Title: Cochrane Database of Sytematic Reviews
Type: Journal Article
Affiliated Organisations: St Vincent's Clinical School, The University of Melbourne, Department of Medicine, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia
The Alfred Hospital, Intensive Care Unit, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Griffith University, School of Medicine, Meadowbrook, Queensland, Australia
Santiago, Chile
The Alfred Hospital, Victorian Adult Burns Service, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Type of Clinical Study or Trial: Systematic Reviews
Appears in Collections:Musculoskeletal
Pain Management

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