Alan J. Smally

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PURPOSE OF REVIEW Procedural sedation and analgesia is frequently administered outside of the operating room in emergency departments (EDs) and ICUs. Evidence was sought concerning patients' safety in the ED. RECENT FINDINGS Procedural sedation, when administered in the ED by trained personnel, is safe. Extensive literature demonstrates that propofol,(More)
For more than 50 years lidocaine has been used to treat ventricular arrhythmias. Neurologic dysfunction, manifested as a stroke, occurred acutely in an 87-year-old woman after she had been administered repeated doses of lidocaine, a lidocaine infusion, then an intravenous amiodarone infusion for ventricular tachycardia. This was ultimately diagnosed as(More)
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