Local application of EMLA and glyceryl trinitrate ointment before venepuncture.

@article{Gunawardene1990LocalAO,
  title={Local application of EMLA and glyceryl trinitrate ointment before venepuncture.},
  author={R D Gunawardene and Harold T. Davenport},
  journal={Anaesthesia},
  year={1990},
  volume={45 1},
  pages={
          52-4
        }
}
One hundred unpremedicated fit day surgery patients aged between 27 and 68 years were allocated randomly into one of four groups and EMLA, glyceryl trinitrate, EMLA and glyceryl trinitrate or a placebo ointment was applied to the dorsum of a hand. The pain and ease of venepuncture were determined at induction of anaesthesia 60 minutes later. Pain scores were also reassessed 1-2 hours after operation. Lower pain scores and easier venepuncture occurred when EMLA and glyceryl trinitrate ointment… CONTINUE READING
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