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Articaine: a review of its use for local and regional anesthesia

Overview of attention for article published in Local and Regional Anesthesia , June 2012
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Articaine: a review of its use for local and regional anesthesia
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Local and Regional Anesthesia , June 2012
DOI 10.2147/lra.s16682
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Marc Snoeck


Articaine is an intermediate-potency, short-acting amide local anesthetic with a fast metabolism due to an ester group in its structure. It is effective with local infiltration or peripheral nerve block in dentistry, when administered as a spinal, epidural, ocular, or regional nerve block, or when injected intravenously for regional anesthesia. In comparative trials, its clinical effects were not generally significantly different from those of other short-acting local anesthetics like lidocaine, prilocaine, and chloroprocaine, and there is no conclusive evidence demonstrating above-average neurotoxicity. Articaine proved to be suitable and safe for procedures requiring a short duration of action in which a fast onset of anesthesia is desired, eg, dental procedures and ambulatory spinal anesthesia, in normal and in special populations.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
India 1 <1%
Greece 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Unknown 134 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 25 18%
Student > Master 22 16%
Student > Postgraduate 15 11%
Researcher 13 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 6%
Other 23 17%
Unknown 31 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 66 48%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 8 6%
Chemistry 8 6%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 6 4%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 6 4%
Other 11 8%
Unknown 32 23%

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