Adjuvant use of intravenous lidocaine for procedural burn pain relief: A randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled, cross-over trial

Jason Wasiak, Anneliese Spinks, Verona Costello, Fabienne Ferraro, Eldho Paul, Alex Konstantatos, Heather Cleland

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Abstract

Pain is a major issue for patients with severe burn. High dose intravenous opioids form the mainstay of procedural burns pain management; however it was suggested that intravenous lidocaine assists with minimising the pain experience. This study aimed to evaluate whether intravenous lidocaine improved analgesic efficacy and decreased opioid consumption during a burn wound care procedure.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)951 - 957
Number of pages7
JournalBurns
Volume37
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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