Piroxicam gel, compared to EMLA cream is associated with less pain after venous cannulation in volunteers

@article{Dutta2003PiroxicamGC,
  title={Piroxicam gel, compared to EMLA cream is associated with less pain after venous cannulation in volunteers},
  author={Amitabh Dutta and Goverdhan Dutt Puri and Jyotsna Wig},
  journal={Canadian Journal of Anesthesia},
  year={2003},
  volume={50},
  pages={775-778}
}
PurposeTo evaluate and compare the analgesic efficacy and antiinflammatory effects of topical piroxicam gel vs eutectic mixture of local anesthetic (EMLA) cream applied to the peripheral venous cannulation site in adult volunteers.MethodsPiroxicam gel and EMLA cream were randomly applied on the dorsum of the right and left hand of ten volunteers who acted as their own control. A venous cannula was inserted (no iv infusion) and removed after one hour. Pain scores and signs of inflammation were… CONTINUE READING
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