Reducing Venipuncture Pain by a Cough Trick: A Randomized Crossover Volunteer Study

@article{Usichenko2004ReducingVP,
  title={Reducing Venipuncture Pain by a Cough Trick: A Randomized Crossover Volunteer Study},
  author={T. Usichenko and D. Pavlovic and S. Foellner and M. Wendt},
  journal={Anesthesia \& Analgesia},
  year={2004},
  volume={98},
  pages={343-345}
}
We tested the effectiveness of the cough trick (CT) as a method of pain relief during peripheral venipuncture (VP) in a crossover study. Twenty healthy volunteers were punctured twice in the same hand vein within an interval of 3 wk, once with the CT procedure and once without it. The intensity of pain, hand withdrawal, palm sweating, blood pressure, heart rate, and serum glucose concentration were recorded. The intensity of pain during VP with the CT procedure was less than without it, whereas… Expand
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