Perioperative lidocaine delivered intravenously may not improve pain, gastrointestinal recovery, postoperative nausea, or opioid consumption in the early postoperative phase compared with placebo or no treatment.
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Perioperative lidocaine infusions may reduce the likelihood of developing chronic postsurgical pain.
Dripping lidocaine onto the skin prior to lidocaine injection may help reduce injection-associated procedural pain.
Systemic lidocaine administered via IV or patch has consistently shown effectiveness for the treatment and prevention of chronic pain.
Lateral Cutaneous Nerve Entrapment Syndrome, a newly defined syndrome characterized by flank tenderness, may successfully be treated with lidocaine injections and alternative treatments.
Intraoperative systemic lidocaine may reduce chronic persistent postmastectomy pain at 6 months after surgery.
Lidocaine infusions were shown to provide long-lasting and adequate analgesia in 41% of patients with chronic pain.
Perioperative lidocaine does not reduce morphine use in the first 24 hours after posterior arthrodesis and offers no measurable benefits.
Intravenous lidocaine seems safe for reducing pain among patients in the intensive care unit with varying degrees of organ dysfunction.
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