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The use of intrapleural anaesthetic to reduce the pain of chest drain insertion
  1. Gabby May, Senior Clinical Felllow in Emergency Medicine,
  2. Tom Bartram, Clinical Fellow in Emergency medicine
  1. Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester

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    Report by Gabby May, Senior Clinical Felllow in Emergency MedicineChecked by Tom Bartram, Clinical Fellow in Emergency medicineManchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester

    A short cut review was carried out to establish whether there is any evidence that intrapleural anaesthetic is effective in relieving pain in patients with chest drains. 190 papers were found using the reported search, of which two answered the clinical question. The authors, patient groups, outcomes results and key weaknesses of this evidence are presented. The clinical bottom line is that intrapleural bupivicaine should be considered in …

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