Use of combined oral narcotic and benzodiazepine for control of pain associated with bone marrow examination.

@article{Dunlop1999UseOC,
  title={Use of combined oral narcotic and benzodiazepine for control of pain associated with bone marrow examination.},
  author={T J Dunlop and Carla Deen and Scott Lind and R J Voyle and John G Prichard},
  journal={Southern medical journal},
  year={1999},
  volume={92 5},
  pages={477-80}
}
BACKGROUND Bone marrow aspirate and biopsy is universally recognized as being painful. Few descriptions of effective analgesia or premedication for this procedure exist. In this study, we assessed an oral narcotic and benzodiazepine combination in controlling pain associated with bone marrow examination. METHODS Twenty-four consecutive ambulatory, adult patients referred for bone marrow examination received oral medications 90 minutes before the scheduled procedure. Patients reported… CONTINUE READING