Primary Article

A Controlled Clinical Trial of Two Local Agents in Postepisiotomy Pain and Discomfort

Authors: PHILLIP J. GOLDSTEIN MD, MARLENE LIPMAN RN, JOAN LUEBEHUSEN RN

Abstract

ABSTRACTPostepisiotomy pain can be an annoying complication for physicians and nurses to manage after an otherwise uneventful delivery. A controlled prospective study was conducted in 100 parturients to test the relative efficacy of two agents. Of 50 patients given a mucoadhesive foam containing a local anesthetic plus a corticosteroid, 82% reported relief of pain and discomfort and 86% demonstrated resolution of edema. Of the 50 patients using a spray containing a local anesthetic plus an antiseptic agent, 40% reported relief of pain and 30% demonstrated resolution of edema.

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