Lipid rescue: the use of lipid emulsions to treat local anaesthetic toxicity

CJ Kruger, PC Marwick, AI Levin
2009 Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia  
Despite increasing safety of regional anaesthesia, the growth in the popularity therof implies that local anaesthetic toxicity will occur occasionally. Local anaesthetic cardiotoxicity, even when using "safer" modern local anaesthetics, is notoriously resistant to standard resuscitation. The aim of this paper is to review current knowledge regarding the use of lipid emulsions to treat local anaesthetic toxicity.
doi:10.1080/22201173.2009.10872619 fatcat:ubuxv52fbjhhjp5ltkbpgxripa