Navigation Links
Non-cocaine, topical anaesthetics can kill pain when repairing skin wounds
Date:7/27/2011

While some pain killers need to be injected into the damaged tissue in order to work, topical anaesthetics only need to be spread on the surface. The earliest examples of "topical" anaesthetics contained cocaine, but now a new systematic review has shown that newer agents that don't contain cocaine can effectively treat pain caused by torn skin. This makes these pain killers an attractive choice for doctors who need to sew-up a patient's skin wound.

This finding was reached after a team of Cochrane researchers analysed data from 32 randomised control trials that together involved 3128 patients.

Wiping or placing an anaesthetic cream, gel or patch onto damage skin can be easier to perform and less painful to the patient than injecting a pain killer through a needle. The first versions of this form of pain killer used cocaine. That, however, makes the pain killer difficult to use in practice, because there are concerns over possible harms and in many countries cocaine use is tightly controlled. Consequently the pharmaceutical industry has produced a range of non-cocaine topical anaesthetics.

"The research clearly showed that cocaine-free topical anaesthetics can substantially reduce pain without triggering serious side effects," says the study's lead researcher Anthony Eidelman, who works at the Olathe Medical Centre in Kansas, USA. He adds that because the trials varied widely in the ways that they were performed and the ways that pain was measured, his team was unable to draw any more detailed conclusions.

"We need to encourage people to do more research using non-cocaine topical anaesthetics, but this time perform the research in ways that are sufficiently rigorous. These agents look promising at the moment, but it would be great to confirm their value with high-quality research," says Eidelman.


'/>"/>

Contact: Jennifer Beal
healthnews@wiley.com
44-124-377-0633
Wiley-Blackwell
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Ancient Minerals Topical Magnesium Oil Now Available in the UK
2. COPPERTONE(R) Solar Research Center Unveils Studies on Efficacy of Topical Antioxidants in Sunscreens at 2010 Annual Meeting of The American Academy of Dermatology
3. Topical Drugs May Pollute Waterways
4. Hair Loss Doctor Overcomes Odds To Produce First Ever Combination Topical Hair Growth Formula
5. Use of topical corticosteroids in children with eczema does not have negative side effects
6. Topical treatment may prevent melanoma
7. Natures elegant solution to repairing DNA in cancer, other conditions
8. Healing Wounds and Hearts: Warrior Weekend Helps Soldiers and Marines Relax and Recover
9. Stitching Wounds May Be Safer Than Stapling
10. Secret to healing chronic wounds might lie in tiny pieces of silent RNA
11. Discovery could help diabetics and others with slow-to-heal wounds
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/27/2014)... (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 Beginning in September, ... Olympic Games (DOG) as an interactive, fun way for ... be free to all K9 Dog Park Doggy Daycare clients ... two days per week. Clients will be able to ... webcams. The dogs that compete in D.O.G. will win ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... one of the leading purveyors of real and synthetic hair wigs, ... all its products, for the coming Labor Day. , People searching ... hair products in two ways: when they spend more than ... code LABOR10; while when they spend more than $299, they can ... coupon code is needed when securely checkout, there are about 50 ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... new UCLA study has shown this is definitely the case ... how to treat their prostate cancer. , UCLA researchers found ... a much more difficult time making treatment decisions, called decisional ... their care and their long-term outcomes. , The study should ... the findings to target men less likely to know a ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... Aug. 27, 2014 Stroke patients are 70 per ... medications one year later if they have a prescription ... at St. Michael,s Hospital and the Institute for Clinical ... centres, researchers determined how many Ontarians were taking their ... having a stroke. The results reveal the importance of ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... There is an ... case of pancreatic cancer, one of the most aggressive types ... patients die within five years after the diagnosis. The KIT ... mortality rate. For preclinical and clinical tests of the agents, ... from investors. This will allow for the further development of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:K9 Dog Park Announces Launch Of Daycare Olympic Games – D.O.G. 2Health News:K9 Dog Park Announces Launch Of Daycare Olympic Games – D.O.G. 3Health News:K9 Dog Park Announces Launch Of Daycare Olympic Games – D.O.G. 4Health News:UniWigs Is Offering A Big Sale for Labor Day on All Its Products 2Health News:Men who are uneducated about their prostate cancer have difficulty making good treatment choices 2Health News:Men who are uneducated about their prostate cancer have difficulty making good treatment choices 3Health News:A prescription for better stroke care 2Health News:Preclinical development of tumor therapeutic agent starts 2
... integrate cardiovascular activity into their lives, such as walking, would ... the study researchers surveyed nearly 18,800 women, ages 70 to ... The data show women who walked for at least 1.5 ... than those who walked less than 40 minutes per week. ...
... chemotherapy improves survival and reduces the risk of recurrence in ... not spread beyond the ovary). ,About one quarter of ... when five-year survival is 85 percent. Most doctors may prefer ... 10 patients are adequately treated by surgery alone , thus ...
... be the healthiest environment for your child at bedtime. According ... may put children at risk for leukemia. Researchers have determined ... rhythm and suppress the production of melatonin. ,As an ... DNA from oxidative damage. Once damaged, DNA may mutate and ...
... says that Man's best friend might be able to detect ... can smell odors from malignant tumors in urine samples. ... over seven months to discriminate between urine from patients with ... was then given samples of urine from six control group ...
... Patients with diabetes, Crohn's disease, bowel cancer, constipation and ... medication orally instead of using injections.Scientists in India have ... deliver // drugs to manage diseases that often require ... ,The new gel can also prevent problems caused ...
... finds a cluster of risk factors known as metabolic ... of other risk factors. // ,Metabolic syndrome ... cardiovascular and coronary heart disease. Metabolic syndrome includes looking ... pressure.Metabolic syndrome has two different definitions including one by ...
Cached Medicine News:
(Date:8/27/2014)... Aug. 27, 2014 Decision Resources Group finds ... Memphis health system and hospital ... integration, with rivals Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare and Baptist ... to coordinate patient care. In addition, a national contract ... most health plan enrollment in the Memphis ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... DALLAS , August 27, 2014 ... "Dental Equipment Market By Products (Dental Radiology, CAD/CAM, Dental Chairs, ... 2019" published by MarketsandMarkets, the global Dental Equipment Market ... from $5,416.3 million in 2014, growing at a ... Browse 95 market data tables and 61 ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... Aug. 27, 2014 By now, if you haven,t ... living on this planet. The awareness campaign has brought this ... helped to raise over $88.5 Million (and counting) for ALS. ... some companies are starting to as well. One ... Florida , who actually works with ALS sufferers and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Memphis-area Health Systems Turn Attention to Clinical Integration 2Dental Equipment Market Worth $7,138.9 Million by 2019 2Dental Equipment Market Worth $7,138.9 Million by 2019 3Acorn Stairlifts Gives a Lift to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge 2
... 31, 2011 MultiCell Technologies, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: ... U.S. patent 7,935,528 by the United States Patent and Trademark ... liver stem cells to treat liver disease.  Under the terms ... is the worldwide exclusive licensee of U.S. patent 7,935,528.   ...
... Biotech Ltd. (NASDAQ: SVA ), a leading provider ... Mr. Kenneth Lee as a director to the Board of ... Xianping Wang who resigned from the Board due to personal ... SAIF Partners, a leading growth capital fund focused on China ...
Cached Medicine Technology:MultiCell Technologies is Granted Stem Cell Patent 2MultiCell Technologies is Granted Stem Cell Patent 3Sinovac Appoints Kenneth Lee to Board of Directors 2
... wide Mini-Sub cell GT system for ... acids in agarose gels includes a ... electrodes, a 15 x 7 cm ... two casting gates, and two 1.5 ...
... your data for future generations. Most gels can ... backing plate of our gel dryer, covering them ... over them to hold the cellophane flat. Tut's ... with an open area somewhat larger than the ...
... data for future generations. Most gels can be ... plate of our gel dryer, covering them with ... them to hold the cellophane flat. Tut's Tombs ... an open area somewhat larger than the gel ...
... Breeze Air Gel Dryer : Dry up to ... gels 8 10 cm without a vacuum ... drying, or no heat for controlled drying of ... dried gels. Add and remove gels at any ...
Medicine Products: