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Reducing venipuncture pain by a cough trick: a randomized crossover volunteer study


, : Reducing venipuncture pain by a cough trick: a randomized crossover volunteer study. Anesthesia and Analgesia 98(2): 343-5, Table of Contents

We tested the effectiveness of the cough trick (CT) as a method of pain relief during peripheral venipuncture (VP) in a crossover study. Twenty healthy volunteers were punctured twice in the same hand vein within an interval of 3 wk, once with the CT procedure and once without it. The intensity of pain, hand withdrawal, palm sweating, blood pressure, heart rate, and serum glucose concentration were recorded. The intensity of pain during VP with the CT procedure was less than without it, whereas the other variables changed insignificantly. The easily performed CT was effective in pain reduction during VP, although the mechanism remains unclear.

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PMID: 14742367

DOI: 10.1213/01.ane.0000094983.16741.af


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