Media Articles Related to Tetracaine Injection
Are the cognitive side effects of anesthesia overlooked?
Source: Pain / Anesthetics News From Medical News Today [2014.08.19]
Although guidelines are commonly in place to minimize pain-related side effects of anesthesia, a new survey finds that less attention is paid to the risk of cognitive side effects.
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...
Potential new treatment for people with PTSD: Xenon exposure shown to erase traumatic memories
Source: Anxiety / Stress News From Medical News Today [2014.08.29]
McLean Hospital researchers are reporting that xenon gas, used in humans for anesthesia and diagnostic imaging, has the potential to be a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other...
Spotlight on nurse anesthetists in Clinical Scholars Review
Source: Nursing / Midwifery News From Medical News Today [2014.06.02]
As a profession, nurse anesthesia is at a tipping point. While recent federal legislation and changes to the U.S.
Published Studies Related to Tetracaine Injection
Lidocaine/tetracaine patch (Rapydan) for topical anaesthesia before arterial
access: a double-blind, randomized trial. 
non-inferior to subcutaneous local anaesthetic... CONCLUSIONS: Both the lidocaine/tetracaine patch and subcutaneous injection of
Clinical efficacy of tetracaine anesthetic paste. 
Benzocaine, the most commonly used topical anesthetic in dentistry, often fails
to eliminate the pain associated with injections. One type of anesthetic used
frequently in medicine with success is tetracaine, but minimal research has been
done regarding the application of tetracaine in dentistry...
Tetracaine (ametop) compared to placebo for reducing pain associated with intramuscular injection of palivizumab (synagis). [2009.12]
Infants receive many painful immunizations before they are 2 years old. The purpose of this study was to evaluate if topical tetracaine reduces the pain of intramuscular palivizumab compared to placebo...
Clinical Trials Related to Tetracaine Injection
Tetracaine Combined Spinal Epidural (CSE) Versus Bupivacaine CSE [Recruiting]
The investigators hypothesis is that spinal tetracaine with fentanyl and epinephrine used
for CSE labor analgesia volume will last a significantly longer period of time that that of
spinal bupivacaine with fentanyl. After informed consent is obtained for the study, subjects
meeting criteria when analgesia is requested will be randomized to receive a combined
spinal-epidural containing either tetracaine 2 mg with fentanyl and epinephrine or
bupivacaine 2 mg with fentanyl and epinephrine.
Tetracaine Versus Lidocaine Gel for Anesthetic Effect and Comfort in Patients Undergoing LASIK [Recruiting]
In this study the investigators will be comparing two different types of anesthetic, a
numbing eye drop and a numbing gel, to test if they are equally effective or if one has a
better outcome in terms of the level of comfort you experience one hour and one day after
your surgery. The two medications are commonly used and appear to be equally effective for
other types of eye surgery, such as cataract surgery. This study will show if one type of
anesthesia is preferred over another by patients getting LASIK. Before your LASIK procedure,
you will be given a short questionnaire to determine the baseline comfort of your eyes. In
the operating room, one type of anesthetic will be put in one eye, and the other medication
will be put in the other eye. Which anesthetic you get in each eye will be chosen in a
random way (similar to flipping a coin). After your LASIK surgery, the investigators will
ask you if you felt more comfort in your right eye, your left eye, or if they were equal,
and the investigators will ask you the same survey questions that were asked prior to your
LASIK to get more details about your experience.
Gluing Lacerations Utilizing Epinephrine [Recruiting]
Minor lacerations are a commonly treated injury in the paediatric emergency department .
Over the past decade, standard closure of these lacerations has evolved from suture repair
to closure with tissue adhesive (also referred to as "skin glue"). Local anaesthetic is not
routinely used during application of skin glue as it was with sutures. There are, however,
several potential advantages to pre-treating wounds with topical LET
(Lidocaine-Epinephrine-Tetracaine), a liquid gel with anaesthetic and vasoconstrictive
properties. Some believe LET can improve patient comfort, increase the ease of glue
application, and lead to better healing when used on lacerations being repaired with tissue
adhesive. This study aims to address the question of whether or not pre-treatment with LET
improves outcomes in minor lacerations repaired with skin glue. The primary hypothesis is
that pre-treatment of minor lacerations with LET will decrease pain (as measured on a Visual
Analog Scale) during repair with tissue adhesive.
A Comparison of Amethocaine Cream vs. Liposomal Lidocaine Cream for Venipuncture in Children. [Recruiting]
All patients undergoing venepuncture or venous cannulation in pediatric emergency department
will be treated with either Amethocaine, or Liposomal Lidocaine (4%) cream at the site of
cannulation in order to determine the efficacy of these creams in controlling pain during
procedures and to determine the success rate of these procedures.
Study Evaluating a Heated Lidocaine and Tetracaine Topical Patch in the Treatment of Patients With Patellar Tendinopathy [Recruiting]
The purpose of the study is to explore the potential usefulness of a heated lidocaine 70 mg
and tetracaine 70 mg topical patch for the treatment of pain associated with patellar