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‘On the Case’: The Rise, Fall and Rise Again of Chloroprocaine in Ambulatory Surgery

Episode Notes

In this episode of “On the Case,” J. Eric Greensmith, MD, PhD, joins us to discuss his case report about the history of chloroprocaine and the benefits of using it in ambulatory surgery today.

Greensmith is an associate professor of anesthesia and critical care in the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, In Hershey.

“On the Case” is an interview-driven podcast series, in which we take a behind-the-scenes look at the popular case reports that are published in Anesthesiology News. We interrogate the authors of those case reports what it was like to experience those clinical situations and why they decided to write about them afterward.


Links from the episode

Link to case report: The Rise, Fall and Rise Again: Navigating the History of Chloroprocaine In Ambulatory Surgery

Link to other reports from The Frost Series.


Link to submit a case report:


Link to study on isobaric spinal mepivacaine.

Link to study comparing spinal 2-chloroprocaine and lidocaine.

Link to study on spinal chloroprocaine solutions.

Link to study on mepivacaine and transient neurologic symptoms.