Perioperative use of intravenous lidocaine

Ilona Batko

In order to provide the patient with adequate perioperative comfort, multimodal analgesic treatment is necessary. The main objectives of the project were evaluating the influence of perioperative intravenous lidocaine infusion on postoperative morphine requirements and the recovery profile of children undergoing extensive spinal surgery. Additional purposes were to assess the quality of life of children during the postoperative period and to compare it with preoperative values, to determine the frequency of chronic postoperative pain, and to assess the safety of lidocaine use.