Patient-Applied Pretreatment Analgesia for Intrauterine Device placement

  • Arnold, Mike (PI)

Project Details


In this practical placebo-controlled trial within busy Family Medicine clinics, we are testing the efficacy of patient-applied topical lidocaine to the cervix using a tampon.

Layman's description

In an effort to reduce the discomfort associated with placement of an IUD for birth control or to help with heavy periods, we are comparing the use of a numbing medication placed on a tampon for one hour to a similar salt water solution.
AcronymPAP AID
Effective start/end date18/08/21 → …


  • American Academy of Family Physicians: $40,000.00


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