Circumcision Practice Patterns in the United States
Objective. To determine 1) the performing of circumcision by medical specialty, gender, and years of practice; 2) the pattern of anesthetic use for this procedure; and 3) the reasons physicians cite for not using anesthesia.
- Received November 3, 1997.
- Accepted February 17, 1998.
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- This work was presented in part at the Pediatric Academic Society's Annual Meeting on May 5, 1997 in Washington, DC.
- AAP =
- American Academy of Pediatrics •
- DPNB =
- dorsal penile nerve block •
- EMLA =
- eutectic mixture of local anesthetics •
- OB =
- obstetrician •
- FP =
- family practitioner •
- PED =
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