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Arch Dis Child. Apr 2000; 82(4): 309–310.
PMCID: PMC1718269
A comparison of local anaesthetics for venepuncture
J Arrowsmith and C Campbell
Welsh Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery, Morriston Hospital, Swansea SA6 6NL, Wales, UK.
AIM—To compare the effectiveness of EMLA cream and Ametop gel in providing analgesia for venous cannulation.
METHODS—Single blind study in 120children.
RESULTS—Both anaesthetic agents produced adequate analgesia. However, Ametop gel was more effective, with a statistically significant difference in the pain scores of the two groups (p < 0.05).

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