Detailed Information

Lipid emulsion therapy of local anesthetic systemic toxicity due to dental anesthesia : Lipid emulsion therapy of local anesthetic systemic toxicity due to dental anesthesia

Cited 0 time in Web of Science Cited 0 time in Scopus

Seung-Hyun Rhee; Sang-Hun Park; Seung-Hwa Ryoo; Myong-Hwan Karm

Issue Date
Journal of Dental Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, Vol.19 No.4, pp.181-189
Local anesthetic systemic toxicity (LAST) refers to the complication affecting the central nervous system (CNS) and cardiovascular system (CVS) due to the overdose of local anesthesia. Its reported prevalence is 0.27/1000, and the representative symptoms range from dizziness to unconsciousness in the CNS and from arrhythmias to cardiac arrest in the CVS. Predisposing factors of LAST include extremes of age, pregnancy, renal disease, cardiac disease, hepatic dysfunction, and drug-associated factors. To prevent the LAST, it is necessary to recognize the risk factors for each patient, choose a safe drug and dose of local anesthesia, use vasoconstrictor , confirm aspiration and use incremental injection techniques. According to the treatment guidelines for LAST, immediate application of lipid emulsion plays an important role. Although lipid emulsion is commonly used for parenteral nutrition, it has recently been widely used as a non-specific antidote for various types of drug toxicity, such as LAST treatment. According to the recently published guidelines, 20% lipid emulsion is to be intravenously injected at 1.5 mL/kg. After bolus injection, 15 mL/kg/h of lipid emulsion is to be continuously injected for LAST. However, caution must be observed for >1000 mL of injection, which is the maximum dose. We reviewed the incidence, mechanism, prevention, and treatment guidelines, and a serious complication of LAST occurring due to dental anesthesia. Furthermore, we introduced lipid emulsion that has recently been in the spotlight as the therapeutic strategy for LAST.
Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.
Appears in Collections:

Related Researcher

Karm, Myong-Hwan Image

Karm, Myong-Hwan감명환
  • School of Dentistry
  • Department of Dentistry
Research Area Dental Anesthesiology, Pain Control, 치과마취, 치과진정법, 통증조절


Item View & Download Count

  • mendeley

Items in S-Space are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.