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Arch Dis Child. 2000 Apr;82(4):309-10.

A comparison of local anaesthetics for venepuncture.

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  • 1Welsh Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery, Morriston Hospital, Swansea SA6 6NL, Wales, UK.

Abstract

AIM:

To compare the effectiveness of EMLA cream and Ametop gel in providing analgesia for venous cannulation.

METHODS:

Single blind study in 120 children.

RESULTS:

Both anaesthetic agents produced adequate analgesia. However, Ametop gel was more effective, with a statistically significant difference in the pain scores of the two groups (p < 0.05).

PMID:
10735838
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PMCID:
PMC1718269
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