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Study Shows Nitrous Oxide Reduces Children’s Anxiety And Pain During Suturing

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January 8, 2001
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In a new study, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis determined that nitrous oxide (laughing gas) is more effective in sedating young children during facial suturing than the more traditional use of an oral pain medication.

St. Louis, Jan. 7, 2001 — To young children and their parents, a trip to the emergency room for stitches can mean not only the pain of an injury but also anxiety about the procedure.


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Washington University School Of Medicine. (2001, January 8). Study Shows Nitrous Oxide Reduces Children’s Anxiety And Pain During Suturing. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 18, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/01/010108072424.htm
Washington University School Of Medicine. "Study Shows Nitrous Oxide Reduces Children’s Anxiety And Pain During Suturing." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/01/010108072424.htm (accessed April 18, 2014).

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