The efficacy and safety of intravenous lidocaine for analgesia in the older adult: a literature review.

@article{Daykin2017TheEA,
  title={The efficacy and safety of intravenous lidocaine for analgesia in the older adult: a literature review.},
  author={Harriet Daykin},
  journal={British journal of pain},
  year={2017},
  volume={11 1},
  pages={23-31}
}
Opioids remain the mainstay of analgesia for the treatment of moderate to severe acute pain. Even in the young, the use of opioids can be associated with an increased incidence of post-operative complications such as respiratory depression, vomiting, pruritus, excessive sedation, slowing of gastrointestinal function, and urinary retention. The need to manage acute pain in the older patient is becoming more common as the population ages, and increasingly older patients are undergoing more major… CONTINUE READING
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