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Infusion (Definition)

An infusion implies a substance administered via IV 2 a person, such as blood (transfusion), antibiotics and pain meds or other meds. Some can be ...Read more


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What type of md can insert intrathecal catheters for morphine infusion?

What type of md can insert intrathecal catheters for morphine infusion?

Specialist: Either a board certified pain physician or neurosurgeon are the types of physicians who usually insert or manage intrathecal catheters for drug infusion. Even in these groups only a few include this technique in their practices. You would need a very thorough assessment by a pain specialist to see if you are a candidate. ...Read more

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Can butran patches be used for nerve type pain ?

Can butran patches be used for nerve type pain ?

Yes, moderate pain: Butrans patches have buprenorphine which is a partial agonist of the mu receptor and antagonist of the Kappa receptor. This means that it will relieve moderate amounts of pain, including nerve pain. Gabapentin and pregablin are usually better blockers of nerve pain. ...Read more

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What are the most effective analgesics to discuss with doctor for severe pain from extruded lumbar hnp? Reaction to morphine, esi ineffective.

What are the most effective analgesics to discuss with doctor for severe pain from extruded lumbar hnp? Reaction to morphine, esi ineffective.

That's their job: You are right to want to play a big role in the decision but they should make suggestions providing ALL the pros and cons of each. Then you can research, talk w/ trusted others and decide. That job will be big enough. Best! ...Read more

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Is RACZ catheter an option when numerous times of epidural steroid injection fails to relieve the pain? Then how many injections before considering RACZ?

For Scarring: Racz catheter is used on a procedure called epidural lysis of adhesions which is codespeak for scar tissue, assuming you've had back surgery. Generally it is used to deliver an anesthetic/enzyme mixture to break up that scar tissue but is also used for mechanical compression to breakup the tissue as well. Generally your pain/spine doctor should discuss when this is a good option for you. ...Read more

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Can morphine be used instead of to replace anesthesia for surgery?

Can morphine be used instead of to replace anesthesia for surgery?

No: Morphine or other narcotics are frequently used as part of a balanced anesthetic technique. Except in extremely high doses, it is not an anesthetic. It can be used to relieve pain and anxiety on minor procedures. ...Read more

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(1) Are Retroscapular Injections safe and effective for Diagnostic purposes and Temporary relief from potential Scapular Bursitis symptoms? (2) Possible side effects with long-term use? (3) What type of medication is injected, i.e. steroid? (4) Is it pain

(1) Are Retroscapular Injections safe and effective for Diagnostic purposes and Temporary relief from potential Scapular Bursitis symptoms? (2) Possible side effects with long-term use? (3) What type of medication is injected, i.e. steroid? (4) Is it pain

Yes: in the hands of a skilled provider with experience there should be minimal risk. However there is always the chance of a lung injury--but small. Usually a mixture of steroid and lidocaine is used to numb the area and then the steroid should reduce swelling in the bursa But this is usually only temp pain relieve so you can rehab the scapular muscles. ...Read more

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How often can epidural anesthesia be used for?

How often can epidural anesthesia be used for?

Numerous: You can have numerous epidural anesthestics no tolerance to the effects. ...Read more

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Why lidocaine can be used for antiarrhythmic, while the bupivacaine not?

Why lidocaine can be used for antiarrhythmic, while the bupivacaine not?

Therapeutic profile: The anti and proarrhythmic effects of bupivacaine have been studied (pubmed id 9605693). Similarly, the local anesthetic properties of class i arrhythmics (function through sodium channel blockade like local anesthetics) have been compared with Lidocaine and bupivacaine. Toxicity of bupivacaine must be understood in the context of complex cardiac effects. See pmid3408033 and tinyurl.Com/bjdzske. ...Read more

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What is in 5% lidocaine used for Transnasal endoscopy? Is it the same as what dentists use? Can people with heart issues have 5%lidocaine?

What is in 5% lidocaine used for Transnasal endoscopy? Is it the same as what dentists use? Can people with heart issues have 5%lidocaine?

Similar: Lidocaine 5% that you are referring to is similar in class to Novacaine that most dentists use. It is used for local numbness and anesthesia. Heart patients, when used for local numbing procedures, can tolerate this medication without any problems. Always check with your Treating Dr. and let any/every Doctor know your full medical history before getting any meds. best wishes. ...Read more

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CRPS from foot ORIF- dr says mild, suggests nerve blocks, ketamine infusion, scs- useful? Also high BP (from CRPS?)- will treating pain help this?

If this is chronic-: -pain syndrome, it needs early treatment, so it does not become a chronic regional pain syndrome, which is very hard to treat.nerve blocks R usually sympathetic blocks, or steroid infusion. They R done 2 break the pain cycle of more pain, less use more pain & so on.ketamine infusion I'm not familiar with. B sure U R treating with an MD U trust & have confidence in. ...Read more

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I read that IV lidocaine can be used for refractory status epileptus. I thought higher doses of IV local anesthetics caused seizures?

I read that IV lidocaine can be used for refractory status epileptus. I thought higher doses of IV local anesthetics caused seizures?

Not exactly: The dose is adjusted to appropriate level to help control the arrhythmias, anesthesia etc. Too high doses can cause seizures ...Read more

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Is an MRI of the knees required before Orthovisc? Is this type of injection unbearably painful? Can anaesthetics be used?

Is an MRI of the knees required before Orthovisc? Is this type of injection unbearably painful? Can anaesthetics be used?

No: Viscosupplementation( orthovisc, synvisc, (hylan g-f 20) etc.)may require approval from your insurance carrier(usually documentation that other treatments such as NSAIDs,PT haven't helped) but generally not an MRI.Most injections are done in the office w/local anesthetics( lidocaine) and/ or ' cold spray' and are easily tolerated.best of luck! ...Read more

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Which is better to treat Radiculopathy T1-T2, nerve block or operation?

Which is better to treat Radiculopathy T1-T2, nerve block or operation?

Always: Start with the least invasive procedures. Surgery should be your last option. Try everything you can before going that route. ...Read more

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What LOCAL anesthetic agent/medicine is safest for Long QT heart patient? Neck (thyroid) biopsy coming up, local anesth. will need to be used.

What LOCAL anesthetic agent/medicine is safest for Long QT heart patient? Neck (thyroid) biopsy coming up, local anesth. will need to be used.

Lidocaine should be: fine in the very small amount utilized. If absolutely necessary Lidocaine with Epinephrine could be utilized but is probably unnecessary. If you are extremely worried it could probably be done nearly painlessly with a skinny needle and no anesthetic. Your own anxiety and intrinsic catecholamine release is probably of greater risk than anything else. Mild sedation might be in order. ...Read more

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Which types of pain meds (OTC or Rx) are most commonly used after removal of wisdom teeth & for how long? What is typical dosage used for pain relief?

Which types of pain meds (OTC or Rx) are most commonly used after removal of wisdom teeth & for how long? What is typical dosage used for pain relief?

Depends: This surgery can be very painful or a piece of cake- there is no standard for pain control. Sometimes you can look at your face and see how painful it might have been, but in any case your surgeon will have a good idea what meds you need. Narcotics and non steroidal drugs are frequently prescribed. After a week or so you should be off meds but you won't be pain free. ...Read more

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How is systemic lidocaine infusion administered?

How is systemic lidocaine infusion administered?

With : Intravenous line, also called angiocath or heplock. Pretty much the standard. ...Read more

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What should I expect during and after an intravenous lidocaine infusion?

IV?: IV lidocaine may correct temporally an abnormal cardiac rhythm but is not long term therapy. In general patients don't feel anything in particular but be wary if you feel numbness of the tongue/lips and ringing in the ears. That's a sign the lido level is high. If this is epidural, spinal or isolated nerve block there will be a reduction of pain and weakness of the involved nerve. ...Read more

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Can topical lidocaine & prilocaine help treat sunburn?

They will: Reduce your pain, but not augment the healing or reduce the risk of infection for deeper burns. ...Read more

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Can strep throat be treated with lidocaine?

Lidocaine: is an anesthetic and not commonly used for the discomfort associated with Strep throat. Treatment of this infection should include an antibiotic. ...Read more

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How can I treat ear pain+blocked ear sensation?Recurrent for 3yrs.I've used fludrocortisone ace+neomycin sulph+polymyxin b sulph+lidocaine hydrochlrid

How can I treat ear pain+blocked ear sensation?Recurrent for 3yrs.I've used fludrocortisone ace+neomycin sulph+polymyxin b sulph+lidocaine hydrochlrid

Block year feeling: I feel you need complete ENT exam.your external ear and middle year need to be examination.may be it is simple wax problem or infection which need o be treated.may be you need to keep ear dry. ...Read more

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Hi there does lidocaine 5 % ointment treat itching or discomfort or pain to penis glans & foreskin?

Hi there does lidocaine 5 % ointment treat itching or discomfort or pain to penis glans & foreskin?

Here are some...: Lidocaine ointment gives temporary local numbing effect. The itch on glans penis usually results from foreskin-related inflammation, or lichen atrophicus, or psoriasis. So, have urologist take a look so to define a best possible Dx for most reasonable Rx, care, and counseling... How to get the health-related issues solved correctly? Follow instructions in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more

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My Dr gave me Naproxen and Lidocaine 4 % to treat painful intercourse. Are those the right medication ? I have bad endometriosis.

My Dr gave me Naproxen and Lidocaine 4 % to treat painful intercourse. Are those the right medication ? I have bad endometriosis.

Article: This would need a more detailed answer and more information for someone to actually give you better advice than the md that knows you. Having said that. Think this article will help you http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/endometri/conditioninfo/pages/treatment.aspx Cheers C ...Read more

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Lidocaine 2 jelly used for herpes?

Lidocaine jelly: If the herpese is causing shingles, then yes it can help, but if its herpese 1, taking a prescription from your doctor can help fight the virus and your body will heal the sores. ...Read more

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What is lidocaine patch 5% used for?

What is lidocaine patch 5% used for?

Its meant to treat: Post-Herpetic Neuralgia officially. But can be used for muscle and superficial pain like neuropathy or nerve entrapment pain. ...Read more

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Where are lidocaine and septocaine used?

Where are lidocaine and septocaine used?

Lidocaine many uses: Lidocaine is a local anesthetic that is used for many purposes. It works by blocking signals in nerves. It may be injected in and around a wound to numb an area for cleaning or suturing, or prior to a biopsy or incision. It can be injected near the spinal nerves for an epidural or spinal block. It is an ingredient in sunburn meds, and can be injected intravenously to treat heart rhythm problems. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is lidocaine jelly used for?

Toipcal anesthesia: Lido gel is for situations where you wan some topical analgesia quickly in areas you cannot inject in or be in appropriate to inject. A common case is placing a nasal tube, the tube is dry and sliding it through the nasal passages down the esophagus would hurt. Placing some lido gel on it not only makes it glide but somewhat numbs the membranes. ...Read more

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Why lidocaine can be used for antiarrhythmic, while the bupivacaine not?

Therapeutic profile: The anti and proarrhythmic effects of bupivacaine have been studied (pubmed id 9605693). Similarly, the local anesthetic properties of class i arrhythmics (function through sodium channel blockade like local anesthetics) have been compared with Lidocaine and bupivacaine. Toxicity of bupivacaine must be understood in the context of complex cardiac effects. See pmid3408033 and tinyurl.Com/bjdzske. ...Read more

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What is lidocaine hydrochloride jelly used for?

Toipical anesthetic: Lidocaine jelly is a topical anesthetic used to numb the skin or to dull pain in the skin. ...Read more

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What would happen if I used too much emla (lidocaine and prilocaine)?

What would happen if I used too much emla (lidocaine and prilocaine)?

Methemoglobinemia: Too much Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) could possibly cause methemoglobinemia which is a condition where the blood does not carry oxygen as it should. This is serious and life threatening, . ...Read more

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What is lidocaine used for?

Local anesthetic : Lidocaine is most commonly used as a local anesthetic to numb the skin or perform a nerve block. It can also be used to treat ventricular arrhythmias of the heart or used in combination with other drugs in general anesthesia. ...Read more

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