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Safety of postoperative lidocaine infusions on general care wards without continuous cardiac monitoring in an established enhanced recovery program

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  • Contributors All authors contributed significantly to conception and design of the study, revision of content, and agreed to be accountable for all aspects of the work. MM, JJ and MDM were primary contributors to initial design and concept of this work, review and analysis of the data, creation of initial draft of the content and contributed equally to this paper. BFSA contributed critical revision for intellectual content. REF and JPW made substantial contributions to the acquisition and interpretation of data for the work. Final revision of approval of version to be published was shared jointly among all contributing authors. Submitting and corresponding author is JJ. Other contributors from the VUMC Department of Anesthesiology include David Vinsant, who collected data and Yvonne Poindexter, who provided editorial support.

  • Funding This study was funded by Lung, Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) (K23HL148640).

  • Competing interests MDM has received fees from Takeda Pharmaceuticals for work on a scientific advisory board that is unrelated to this topic.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.