Perinatal asphyxia and inadvertent neonatal intoxication from local anaesthetics given to the mother during labour

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 24 February 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:473

Two errors, both involving units of measurement, slipped through during the editorial stage of this Lesson of the Week by Maria Serenella Pignotti and colleagues (BMJ 2005;330:34-5, 1 Jan). In figure 2 the y axis (for the blood concentration of mepivacaine) should have been labelled mg/l (not g/l), and in the second paragraph of the Discussion the toxic effects should have given as micrograms per millilitre.


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