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2020 Aug 05

Emerg Med J

Reducing pain by using venous blood gas instead of arterial blood gas (VEINART): a multicentre randomised controlled trial.


Chauvin A, Javaud N, Ghazali A, Curac S, Altar A, Ali T, Beguin N, Bellier J, Coupier A, Delsarte L, Dreyfuss D, Kheirbek N, Oudar C, Stordeur Y, Weiss M, Gaudry S, Lambert J, Roux D
Emerg Med J. 2020 Aug 05.
PMID: 32759347.


Venous sampling for blood gas analysis has been suggested as an alternative to arterial sampling in order to reduce pain. The main objective was to compare pain induced by venous and arterial sampling and to assess whether the type of sampling would affect clinical management or not.