The effects of Valsalva maneuver on venipuncture pain in children: comparison to EMLA((R)) (lidocaine-prilocaine cream)
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Venipuncture is one of the most painful events for children in hospitals. Valsalva maneuver (VM) decreases the incidence and severity of pain on venipuncture pain in adults. This study was designed to evaluate VM as compared with Eutectic Mixture of Local Anesthetic (EMLA(A (R))) cream for venipuncture pain in children.