Does needle size matter? Patient experience of luteinising hormone-releasing hormone analogue injection

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To determine whether needle size influences a patient's perception of pain, 50 patients requiring hormonal manipulation for prostate cancer were blindfolded and randomised to receive two goserelin (‘Zoladex’) or two leuprorelin (‘Prostap’) injections, using 16- or 23-gauge needles, respectively. Median visual analogue scale pain scores for the first… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/sj.pcan.4500778

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