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Randomised controlled trial
0.2% topical lidocaine reduces pain during and immediately after vacuum-assisted closure dressing changes, but effects may be short lived
  1. Kevin Y Woo
  1. Kevin Y Woo
    Toronto Regional Wound Clinics, 1077 North Service Road, Unit 210, Mississauga, On L4Y 1A6, Canada; kevinywoo{at}

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Pain has been described as one of the most devastating aspects of living with chronic wounds.1 Although negative-pressure wound therapy may be beneficial for healing, little has been documented about the pain experience, especially during dressing changes.2 Negative-pressure wound therapy creates a subatmospheric-pressure environment across the wound bed. The combination of forces from the suction effect and mechanical stress has been …

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