Media Articles Related to Emla (Prilocaine / Lidocaine Topical)
For pediatric knee surgery, regional anesthesia reduces pain, speeds recovery
Source: Bones / Orthopedics News From Medical News Today [2014.08.14]
A recent study of an ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia technique, called femoral nerve block, shows that it leads to less opioid use and allows the majority of patients to go home within hours of...
Dopamine release from ventral tegmental area may help speed emergence from anesthesia, avoid complications
Source: Pain / Anesthetics News From Medical News Today [2014.07.31]
Stimulating one of two dopamine-producing regions in the brain was able to arouse animals receiving general anesthesia with either isoflurane or propofol.
The disruptive effects of anesthesia on brain cell connections are likely temporary
Source: Pain / Anesthetics News From Medical News Today [2014.07.30]
A study of juvenile rat brain cells suggests that the effects of a commonly used anesthetic drug on the connections between brain cells are temporary.
Stimulating a specific brain pathway may induce active emergence from anesthesia
Source: Pain / Anesthetics News From Medical News Today [2014.07.24]
Researchers may be one step closer to better understanding how anesthesia works.
Anesthesia May Harm Children's Brains
Source: MedicineNet Ear Tubes Specialty [2012.08.20]
Title: Anesthesia May Harm Children's Brains
Category: Health News
Created: 8/20/2012 11:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/20/2012 12:00:00 AM
Published Studies Related to Emla (Prilocaine / Lidocaine Topical)
Analgesic effects of EMLA cream and oral sucrose during venipuncture in preterm infants. [2011.07]
OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to compare the analgesic effect of sucrose with that of the combination of sucrose and the local anesthetic cream EMLA during venipuncture in preterm neonates... CONCLUSION: The combination of sucrose and EMLA cream revealed a higher analgesic effect than sucrose alone during venipuncture in these preterm infants. Copyright (c) 2011 by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Topical anesthetic EMLA for postoperative wound pain in stereotactic gamma knife radiosurgery: a perspective, randomized, placebo-controlled study. [2011.04]
BACKGROUND: Patients who undergo stereotactic gamma knife radiosurgery (GKRS) need a rigid frame fixation for the stereotactic procedures. Many patients suffered from postoperative wound pain after frame removal. The present study investigated whether an additional application of a topical anesthetic prior to frame removal could reduce this discomfort... CONCLUSION: EMLA when applied 60 min before frame removal has an anesthetic effect of reducing the postoperative wound pain in patients who undergo GKRS. (c) Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart . New York.
Lidocaine-based topical anesthetic with disinfectant (LidoDin) versus EMLA for venipuncture: a randomized controlled trial. [2009.10]
OBJECTIVE: To examine the efficacy and safety of a new topical anesthetic containing a disinfection ingredient (LidoDin cream) in reducing the pain associated with venipuncture by comparing it with the proven eutectic mixture of lidocaine 2.5% and prilocaine 2.5% (EMLA cream)... Future studies are planned to determine, if LidoDin reduces the rate of local skin infection in patients treated with multiple daily subcutaneous injections of medications.
Topical anesthesia for rubber dam clamp placement in sealant placement: comparison of lidocaine/prilocaine gel and benzocaine. [2009.09]
PURPOSE: The purpose of this prospective study was to compare the efficacy of Oraqix to benzocaine while placing a rubber dam clamp during sealant placement on children... CONCLUSIONS: Application of Oraqix did not reduce discomfort when compared to benzocaine in this small sample size. Oraqix was more effective than benzocaine in the age group 9 and older. A larger sample size is needed to determine its efficacy in children younger than 9years old.
EMLA cream for carpal tunnel syndrome: how it compares with steroid injection. [2009.09]
BACKGROUND: A standard treatment option for carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is local injection of anesthetic-corticosteroid. This clinical trial was designed to compare the safety and efficacy of daily application of the EMLA cream (lidocaine 2.5% plus prilocaine 2.5%) with that of a single injection of methyl prednisolone acetate (Depo-Medrol) 40 mg... CONCLUSION: EMLA cream was effective in reducing pain associated with CTS and well tolerated and it may offer patients with CTS an effective, noninvasive symptomatic treatment.
Clinical Trials Related to Emla (Prilocaine / Lidocaine Topical)
Study of Fentanyl-Propofol-EMLA of L.M.X4 Technique for Bone Marrow Aspiration [Active, not recruiting]
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is studying the best ways to prevent pain during and
after procedures such as bone marrow aspiration and lumbar puncture with intrathecal (in the
spinal fluid) chemotherapy. Researchers will study the effectiveness of combining anesthetics
(medicines that help people sleep) and analgesics (medicines that relieve pain). Researchers
believe that a combination of fentanyl (analgesic) and propofol (anesthetic), along with
applying the skin-numbing-cream EMLA or L. M.X4™ on the area where the procedure is performed,
will provide better pain control.
Each patient enrolled on this study will have three different anesthetic combinations for
three different procedures, in order to determine which combination worked best for each
Randomised Trial of Eutectic Mixture of Local Anaesthetics Cream and Oral Sucrose Solution for Venepuncture [Not yet recruiting]
This randomized bicentric trial will investigate the efficacy of topical EMLA cream with
oral sucrose solution compared to oral sucrose solution alone before venepuncture in preterm
Evaluation of Analgesia With EMLA and Glucose Oral Solution in Preterm Neonates During Arterial Puncture and PICC Installation [Recruiting]
Lidocaine-Prilocaine (EMLA) Cream as Analgesia in Hysterosalpingography Practice [Not yet recruiting]
Local Anesthetic Cream in Younger Patients Undergoing Lumbar Punctures [Recruiting]
This randomized clinical trial studies local anesthetic (EMLA) cream in younger patients
undergoing lumbar punctures (LP). A local anesthetic cream may be effective for numbing the
skin and reducing movement when applied prior to lumbar punctures and may reduce the amount
of sedation necessary
Reports of Suspected Emla (Prilocaine / Lidocaine Topical) Side Effects
LIP Oedema (2),
Face Oedema (2),
Application Site Erythema (2), more >>