JOURNAL OF UROLOGY, vol.172, no.2, pp.502-505, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI)
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Title of Journal :
JOURNAL OF UROLOGY
prostatic neoplasms, biopsy, anesthesia, pain, PERIPROSTATIC LOCAL-ANESTHESIA, DOUBLE-BLIND, INTRARECTAL LIDOCAINE, GUIDED BIOPSY, NERVE BLOCK, PAIN, ANALGESIA, TRAMADOL
Purpose: Periprostatic nerve block (PNB) is the most common anesthesia technique used before prostate biopsy. However, needle punctures for anesthetic infiltration may be painful and cause higher infectious complications. We assessed whether addition of rectal lidocaine gel would improve its efficacy. We also investigated the efficacy and safety of tramadol, a codeine derivative, as a noninvasive method.