Comparison of 0.5% articaine and 0.5% prilocaine in intravenous regional anesthesia of the arm: a cross-over study in volunteers.

@article{Pitknen1999ComparisonO0,
  title={Comparison of 0.5% articaine and 0.5% prilocaine in intravenous regional anesthesia of the arm: a cross-over study in volunteers.},
  author={Mikko T Pitk{\"a}nen and Mingjun Xu and Juhani Haasio and Per Henrik Rosenberg},
  journal={Regional anesthesia and pain medicine},
  year={1999},
  volume={24 2},
  pages={131-5}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Earlier studies of the use of articaine in intravenous regional anesthesia (IVRA) are conflicting. In fact, despite similar physicochemical properties and regional anesthetic action, significant differences between articaine and prilocaine in IVRA have been reported. Articaine, being a potent local anesthetic with low degree of toxicity and being rapidly metabolized by esterases, could be a useful local anesthetic particularly in IVRA and, perhaps, could challenge… CONTINUE READING

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