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Friday, May 19, 2017

Lidocaine Buffered with Sodium Bicarbonate May be Better than Plain Lidocaine for Pain Control in Women Undergoing Ultrasound-Guided Core-Needle Breast Biopsies

The Radiology Business Journal (5/18, Pearson) reports that research suggests “lidocaine buffered with sodium bicarbonate is significantly more comfortable than plain lidocaine when administered for pain control to women undergoing ultrasound-guided core-needle breast biopsies.” Researchers also found that “the combination is...less painful than lidocaine alone for women experiencing preprocedural breast pain ahead of intradermal anesthesia injections as well as certain patients receiving anesthesia injections in parenchymal (function-essential) breast tissues.” The findings were published online in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. 

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