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Calculating the maximum recommended dose of local anesthetic.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17269289     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Since patients have a wide variance in body size, it is appropriate to base the maximum recommended dose of a local anesthetic on a milligram of drug per kilogram of body weight. Other variables (severe overweight or underweight and cardiovascular compromise) also influence the appropriate maximum recommended dose. By calculating the specific dose limit from the maximum recommended dose for each patient, the chances of a local anesthetic overdose can be significantly reduced.
Authors:
Joel M Weaver
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the California Dental Association     Volume:  35     ISSN:  1043-2256     ISO Abbreviation:  J Calif Dent Assoc     Publication Date:  2007 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-02-02     Completed Date:  2007-03-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8905668     Medline TA:  J Calif Dent Assoc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  61-3     Citation Subset:  D    
Affiliation:
Section of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Pathology and Anesthesiology, Department of Anesthesiology, College of Medicine and Public Health, The Ohio State University, Columbus 43218, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Anesthesia, Dental*
Anesthetics, Local / administration & dosage*,  poisoning
Body Weight*
Bupivacaine / administration & dosage
Child
Drug Interactions
Epinephrine / administration & dosage
Humans
Lidocaine / administration & dosage
Mepivacaine / administration & dosage
Overdose / prevention & control
Time Factors
Vasoconstrictor Agents / administration & dosage
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anesthetics, Local; 0/Vasoconstrictor Agents; 137-58-6/Lidocaine; 2180-92-9/Bupivacaine; 51-43-4/Epinephrine; 96-88-8/Mepivacaine

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