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Topical anaesthetics for repair of dermal laceration

  1. Anthony Eidelman1,*,
  2. Jocelyn M Weiss2,
  3. Cristy L Baldwin3,
  4. Ikay K Enu4,
  5. Ewan D McNicol5,
  6. Daniel B Carr6

Editorial Group: Cochrane Anaesthesia, Critical and Emergency Care Group

Published Online: 15 JUN 2011

Assessed as up-to-date: 22 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD005364.pub2

How to Cite

Eidelman A, Weiss JM, Baldwin CL, Enu IK, McNicol ED, Carr DB. Topical anaesthetics for repair of dermal laceration. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2011, Issue 6. Art. No.: CD005364. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD005364.pub2.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Barnes Jewish Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Pain Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA

  2. 2

    American College of Cardiology, Science and Quality Division, Washington, DC, USA

  3. 3

    University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita, Department of Pediatrics, Wichita, Kansas, USA

  4. 4

    University of Maryland, Department Anesthesiology, Baltimore, USA

  5. 5

    Tufts Medical Center, Departments of Anesthesiology and Pharmacy, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

  6. 6

    Tufts Medical Center, Department of Anesthesia, Boston, USA

*Anthony Eidelman, Olathe Medical Center, 20375 West 151st Street, Suite 306, Olathe, KS, 66061, USA.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: Edited (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 15 JUN 2011


[Figure 1]
Figure 1. Search flow diagram
[Figure 2]
Figure 2. Risk of bias summary: review authors' judgements about each risk of bias item for each included study.
[Figure 3]
Figure 3. Risk of bias graph: review authors' judgements about each risk of bias item presented as percentages across all included studies.
[Analysis 1.1]
Analysis 1.1. Comparison 1 Topical prilocaine-phenylephrine (PP) versus topical tetracaine-epinephrine-cocaine (TAC), Outcome 1 Patient self-reported VAS (0-100 mm) pain scores.