EMLA for pain relief during arterial cannulation. A double-blind, placebo-controlled study of a lidocaine-prilocaine cream.

@article{Nilsson1990EMLAFP,
  title={EMLA for pain relief during arterial cannulation. A double-blind, placebo-controlled study of a lidocaine-prilocaine cream.},
  author={A-L. Nilsson and Kathleen Danielson and G{\"o}ran Engberg and S. C. Henneberg},
  journal={Upsala journal of medical sciences},
  year={1990},
  volume={95 1},
  pages={
          87-94
        }
}
The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of a lidocaine-prilocaine cream (EMLA cream, Astra) in relieving pain during arterial cannulation. The study had a random, double-blind, placebo-controlled design and included altogether 90 patients. All the patients were premedicated with an opioid before cannulation. An EMLA application time of 60 minutes was used in 60 patients (30 EMLA/30 placebo) and there was no difference in the pain reaction measured on a visual analogue scale (VAS) or on… CONTINUE READING
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