Local anaesthesia outside the operating room
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AbstractAn increasing number of minor surgical procedures are performed under local anaesthesia in clinical settings outside the operating room, where monitoring and resuscitation equipment-as well as personnel skilled in resuscitation-may not be readily available. Serious adverse effects and even fatalities may result from the use of local anaesthetic agents, arising from a variety of causes such as systemic toxicity, allergy, vasovagal syncope, and reaction to additives present in the local anaesthetic. This article briefly reviews the pharmacology of local anaesthetic agents, and describes various techniques commonly used for local anaesthesia, with special emphasis on safety. Clinical features of toxicity, and its differential diagnosis and management, are also discussed.
All Author(s) ListChan S.K., Karmakar M.K., Chui P.T.
Year2002
Month4
Day22
Volume Number8
Issue Number2
PublisherHong Kong Academy of Medicine Press
Place of PublicationHong Kong
Pages106 - 113
ISSN1024-2708
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
KeywordsAmbulatory surgical procedures, Anesthetics, local, Drug toxicity, Pharmacology, Safety

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