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Allentown, Pennsylvania 18103


The purpose of this study is to evaluate the amount of anxiety and pain felt by children during procedures that require a needle stick after using a numbing cream or a fake cream with no medication in it.

Study summary:

Pediatric patients frequently receive EMLA or other anesthetic medications prior to venipuncture. However, the time for the anesthetic to take affect is approximately 60 minutes. Another anesthetic medication besides EMLA is LMX4, which has a shorter acting time (30 minutes) compared to the EMLA, making it a more desirable medication when urgent labs are required. This medication is being evaluated to assess the anxiety and pain associated with venipuncture in 15 minutes versus the approved 30 minutes of pediatric patients treated as an inpatient or outpatient in the local Emergency Department, compared to standard care (no prior treatment).


Inclusion Criteria: - childern ages 5-18 years of age - treated as an inpatient or outpatient at LVH within the past 24 hours - venipuncture order, and that order is their initial venipuncture order (required within 30 mins) Exclusion Criteria: - known allergy to EMLA, LMX4 or any of their ingredients - known sensitivities to local anesthetics of the amide type, lidocaine or prilocaine - G6PD deficiency - methemoglobinemia or concomitant administration of methemoglobin-inducing agent - brain injured or disoriented (GCS <15) - congnitively impaired (MMSE <28) - active skin conditions at venipuncture site including frequent rashes, eczema or unexplained bruising



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Jenny Boucher, PharmD
Lehigh Valley Hospital

Backup Contact:


Location Contact:

Allentown, Pennsylvania 18103
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 09, 2019

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