Vapocoolant Spray vs Lidocaine/Prilocaine Cream for Reducing the Pain of Venipuncture in Hemodialysis Patients: A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Crossover Study


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ÇELİK G., ÖZBEK O., YILMAZ M. , DUMAN İ., ÖZBEK S., APİLİOĞULLARI S.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.8, no.7, pp.623-627, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.7150/ijms.8.623
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.623-627

Abstract

Objective: Patients undergoing hemodialysis are repeatedly exposed to stress and pain from approximately 300 punctures per year to their arteriovenous fistula. This study was designed to measure pain associated with venepuncture during AVF cannulation and to compare the effectiveness of ethyl chloride vapocoolant spray, topical eutectic mixture of local anesthetics (EMLA) cream and placebo in controlling pain caused by venepuncture of arteriovenous fistula patients undergoing chronic hemodialysis.