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2022 Feb 02

Br J Hosp Med (Lond)



Use of intravenous lignocaine in the perioperative and chronic pain setting.


Crabtree S
Br J Hosp Med (Lond). 2022 Feb 02; 83(2):1-2.
PMID: 35243881.


Intravenous lignocaine has an emerging role in the treatment of acute pain within the perioperative setting, as recent consensus guidelines from the Association of Anaesthetists have shown. It has played a role in chronic pain management in recent decades, and continues to be a useful tool for pain specialists.