Lidocaine and the reduction of post-venographic pain.


Venography remains the standard method for the diagnosis of deep venous thrombosis but it is invasive and frequently causes discomfort. A randomised double-blind study was performed to determine the efficacy of lidocaine in reducing pain and discomfort associated with venography. Sixty patients undergoing ascending venography received 40 mg of lidocaine (2… (More)


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