Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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Lidocaine and Pain Management in the Emergency Department: A Review Article

Samad EJ Golzari 1 , Hassan Soleimanpour 2 , * , Ata Mahmoodpoor 3 , Saeid Safari 4 and Alireza Ala 5
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1 Medical Philosophy and History Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
2 Cardiovascular Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
3 Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
4 Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
5 Department of Emergency Medicine, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
Article information
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine: February 01, 2014, 4 (1); e15444
  • Published Online: February 15, 2014
  • Article Type: Review Article
  • Received: October 16, 2013
  • Revised: November 8, 2013
  • Accepted: November 23, 2013
  • DOI: 10.5812/aapm.15444

To Cite: Golzari S E, Soleimanpour H, Mahmoodpoor A, Safari S, Ala A. Lidocaine and Pain Management in the Emergency Department: A Review Article, Anesth Pain Med. 2014 ; 4(1):e15444. doi: 10.5812/aapm.15444.

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1. Context
2. Evidence Acquisition
3. Results
4. Conclusions
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