Clinical efficacy of intravenous lidocaine for thyroidectomy: a prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. World J Surg 2016; 40: 2941–2947.

Published: 1st March 2017

Authors: Choi JG, Kang H, Ahn HK, Oh JI, Baek CW, Jung YH et al.

Conclusion

In this study that included 58 patients, intravenous lidocaine reduced postoperative pain and nausea for the first four hours, and need for analgesia up to day three.

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