Alkalinizing local anesthetic does not decrease pain during injection for dorsal penile nerve block.

STUDY OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether alkalizing local anesthetic with sodium bicarbonate reduces pain related to infiltration of local anesthetic during dorsal penile nerve block for circumcision. DESIGN Prospective, randomized, double-blind, controlled study. SETTING E. Wolfson Medical Center, Holon, Israel. PATIENTS 144 patients aged 15 to 54 years… CONTINUE READING