The effects of EMLA and a topical formulation of 4% amethocaine (Ametop) on pain associated with retrobulbar injection.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/209148
Title:
The effects of EMLA and a topical formulation of 4% amethocaine (Ametop) on pain associated with retrobulbar injection.
Authors:
Browne, J; Raza, A; Awad, I; Tan, B; McAdoo, J; Shorten, G
Affiliation:
Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Cork University Hospital, and University College Cork, Wilton, Ireland.
Citation:
Anaesthesia. 1999 Jun;54(6):596-8.
Journal:
Anaesthesia
Issue Date:
3-Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/209148
PubMed ID:
10403877
Abstract:
Retrobulbar block is commonly performed to provide anaesthesia for cataract extraction. This technique can cause significant discomfort. A prospective, randomised, placebo-controlled trial was carried out to investigate the efficacy of a eutectic mixture of local anaesthetics (EMLA) and a 4% amethocaine topical formulation (Ametop) in reducing the pain of retrobulbar injection. Ametop and EMLA proved to be of similar efficacy, both being superior to a placebo in alleviating the discomfort of retrobulbar block. No significant side-effects were observed with the use of either formulation.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
Aged; Aged, 80 and over; *Anesthesia, Local; *Anesthetics, Local; *Cataract Extraction; Female; Humans; Injections/*adverse effects; *Lidocaine; Male; Middle Aged; Pain/prevention & control; *Prilocaine; Prospective Studies; *Tetracaine
ISSN:
0003-2409 (Print); 0003-2409 (Linking)

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorBrowne, Jen_GB
dc.contributor.authorRaza, Aen_GB
dc.contributor.authorAwad, Ien_GB
dc.contributor.authorTan, Ben_GB
dc.contributor.authorMcAdoo, Jen_GB
dc.contributor.authorShorten, Gen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-03T15:13:32Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-03T15:13:32Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-03T15:13:32Z-
dc.identifier.citationAnaesthesia. 1999 Jun;54(6):596-8.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0003-2409 (Print)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0003-2409 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid10403877en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/209148-
dc.description.abstractRetrobulbar block is commonly performed to provide anaesthesia for cataract extraction. This technique can cause significant discomfort. A prospective, randomised, placebo-controlled trial was carried out to investigate the efficacy of a eutectic mixture of local anaesthetics (EMLA) and a 4% amethocaine topical formulation (Ametop) in reducing the pain of retrobulbar injection. Ametop and EMLA proved to be of similar efficacy, both being superior to a placebo in alleviating the discomfort of retrobulbar block. No significant side-effects were observed with the use of either formulation.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshAgeden_GB
dc.subject.meshAged, 80 and overen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Anesthesia, Localen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Anesthetics, Localen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Cataract Extractionen_GB
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshInjections/*adverse effectsen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Lidocaineen_GB
dc.subject.meshMaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_GB
dc.subject.meshPain/prevention & controlen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Prilocaineen_GB
dc.subject.meshProspective Studiesen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Tetracaineen_GB
dc.titleThe effects of EMLA and a topical formulation of 4% amethocaine (Ametop) on pain associated with retrobulbar injection.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Cork University Hospital, and University College Cork, Wilton, Ireland.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalAnaesthesiaen_GB
dc.description.provinceMunster-

Related articles on PubMed

All Items in Lenus, The Irish Health Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.