Pathology (East Africa)
The analgesic effect and the usefulness of EMLA cream 5% in connection with venous blood-sampling was investigated in 42 Tanzanian schoolchildren. Approximately 2.5 g EMLA was applied to the right cubital fossa for a minimum of 120 min. The analgesic effect was pronounced - 93% of the venepunctures were pain-free and no child experienced severe pain. No adverse reactions were observed and the children could continue normal school work during the application time.
British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
(1989). Local anaesthetic cream for the alleviation of pain during venepuncture in Tanzanian schoolchidren. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 28(2), 205-206.
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