Last updated on May 2018

Emla-Cream as Pain Relief During Pneumococcal Vaccination


Brief description of study

The aim of this intervention study is to compare the efficacy of Emla cream as a pain relief or no pain relief in connection to the first pneumococcal vaccination at the age of three months in Child health care.

Primary objective

1.Leads Emla cream as pain relief to children in connection with pneumococcal vaccination at the age of three months to lower pain scores in the use of FLACC as a pain measurement instrument?

Detailed Study Description

The aim of this intervention study is to compare the efficacy of Emla cream as a pain relief or no pain relief in connection to the first pneumococcal vaccination at the age of three months in Child health care.

Primary objective

  1. Leads Emla cream as pain relief to children in connection with pneumococcal vaccination at the age of three months to lower pain scores in the use of FLACC as a pain measurement instrument?

Secondary objectives

2. Leads Emla cream as pain relief in connection with pneumococcal vaccination to any difference in the child's heart rate response and saturation?

3. Leads Emla cream as pain relief that it takes longer before the baby starts crying and does the child cry for a shorter time in connection with vaccination?

Method: The study is randomised and singleblind. The study involves 72 children who are 3 months old. 36 children will receive Emla-cream and 36 children will receive placebo-cream.

This study will lead to new knowledge about Emla cream and pneumococcal vaccination. The study will give new knowledge how painful pneumococcal vaccination is for the children. If the study shows that Emla cream dont give enough pain relief during pneumococcal vaccination more studies should be done with other pain relief.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT01802086

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Marco Bartocci, MD, PhD

Healthcare center Mariefred/Str ngn s
Mariefred, Sweden
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