Intravenous lidocaine infusion for the treatment of acute pain in the pediatric intensive care unit: case series

  • Ledys M. Izquierdo a. Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Central Military Hospital. Bogotá, Colombia. b. Department of Pediatrics and Critical Medicine - Pediatric Intensive Care. Universidad el Bosque. Bogotá, Colombia. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0861-9145
  • Nathali Moreno a. Department of Anesthesiology and Resuscitation, Central Military Hospital. Bogotá, Colombia. b. Medical School, Nueva Granada Military University. Bogotá, Colombia. https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1163-7501
  • Sebastián Ruiz a. Medical School, Nueva Granada Military University. Bogotá, Colombia. b. Department of Pediatric Surgery, Central Military Hospital. Bogotá, Colombia.
Keywords: Lidocaine, Pediatrics, Postoperative analgesia, Intensive care unit, Multimodal analgesia

Abstract

Introduction: The use of intravenous lidocaine infusion has increased over the past decade as part of a multimodal approach to analgesia in adults; however, information about its safety and tolerability in the pediatric population is limited.

Methods: Acute pain management using lidocaine infusion in eleven patients treated in the pediatric intensive care unit.

Results: Five cases of postoperative abdominal pain and six cases of non-operative abdominal pain. Two cases were cancer patients affected by neutropenic colitis. Analgesic control achieved was good.

Conclusion: Lidocaine infusions are apparently a safe option for the management of acute pain, either post-operative or not, in the pediatric population.

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Izquierdo LM, Moreno N, Ruiz S. Intravenous lidocaine infusion for the treatment of acute pain in the pediatric intensive care unit: case series. Colomb. J. Anesthesiol. [Internet]. 2021Feb.24 [cited 2021Apr.23];49. Available from: https://www.revcolanest.com.co/index.php/rca/article/view/965

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Izquierdo LM, Moreno N, Ruiz S. Intravenous lidocaine infusion for the treatment of acute pain in the pediatric intensive care unit: case series. Colomb. J. Anesthesiol. [Internet]. 2021Feb.24 [cited 2021Apr.23];49. Available from: https://www.revcolanest.com.co/index.php/rca/article/view/965
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