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|Title:||Eutectic Mixture of Local Anaesthetics (EMLA) 5% Cream as a Primary Dressing on a Painful Lower Leg Ulcer||Authors:||Purcell, Anne ;Marshall, A.P.;King, Jennie ;Buckley, T.||Issue Date:||Jul-2012||Source:||Volume 21, Issue 7, pp. 309-314||Journal title:||Journal of Wound Care||Abstract:||Patients living with chronic leg ulceration may frequently experience moderate to severe wound-related pain, which may not be alleviated by oral analgesics alone. Poorly controlled leg ulcer pain can prevent timely and effective wound management strategies being implemented, and increase wound healing times. Furthermore, patients with poorly controlled leg ulcer pain can experience continuous pain, which significantly affects quality of life. This case report introduces an innovative way of using the eutectic mixture of local anaesthetics (EMLA) 5% cream to reduce wound-related pain, reduce oral analgesic intake, and improve health-related quality of life for a patient with a painful, chronic lower leg ulcer.||URI:||https://elibrary.cclhd.health.nsw.gov.au/cclhdjspui/handle/1/227||Pubmed:||http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22886329||ISSN:||0969-0700||Publicaton type:||Journal Article||Keywords:||Nursing
|Study or Trial:||Case Series and Case Reports|
|Appears in Collections:||Health Service Research|
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