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2019 Aug

Clin J Pain



Remifentanil for Procedural Sedation and Analgesia in Central Venous Catheter Insertion: A Randomized, Controlled Trial.


Vardon Bounes F, Pichon X, Ducos G, Ruiz J, Samier C, Silva S, Sommet A, Fourcade O, Conil J-M, Minville V
Clin J Pain. 2019 Aug; 35(8):691-695.
PMID: 31094935.


Central venous catheter insertion is a common practice for anesthetists, but this invasive procedure generates anxiety and pain in patients that are often underestimated. We compared target controlled infusion of remifentanil and local lidocaine infiltration to placebo and local lidocaine infiltration to decrease pain scores during central venous catheter placement.