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.
Publication ( Name of Journal)
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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