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Pre-Emptive Analgesia Efficacy of Etoricoxib for Postoperative Pain

This study has been completed.
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First received: September 6, 2005
Last updated: NA
Last verified: October 2004
History: No changes posted

September 6, 2005
September 6, 2005
December 2004
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  • The primary end points were morphine consumption within 24-hr post-operatively
  • and total pain relief over 8 h (TOPAR8).
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Patient global response to therapy
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Pre-Emptive Analgesia Efficacy of Etoricoxib for Postoperative Pain
A Randomized, Double-Blind, Controlled Trial of Etoricoxib as a Pre-Emptive Analgesic for Abdominal Hysterectomy
Taken together, studies of the value of pre-emptive analgesia are inconclusive. This randomized, double-blind, dose-ranging, placebo-controlled study was therefore designed to test that a reduction in post-operative morphine consumption can be achieved by a single-dose of etoricoxib before induction of anesthesia.
Patients undergoing transabdominal hysterectomy were randomized to a group taking a single dose (orally) of etoricoxib 120 mg (n = 18), etoricoxib 180 mg (n = 17) or placebo (n = 15) 2 hours before surgery under the same standardized general anesthesia. At the post-anesthetic care unit, intravenous morphine titration was given before starting self-controlled analgesia (PCA) device. Morphine consumption, pain relief score, sedative score, global evaluation score, and side-effects were recorded at 1, 2, 4, 8 and 24 h post-operatively. The primary end points were morphine consumption within 24-hr post-operatively and total pain relief over 8 h (TOPAR8). Patient global satisfaction was also assessed.
Phase 3
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • a Single-Dose of Etoricoxib
  • Post-Operative Morphine Consumption
  • Total Pain Relief Over 8 Hr(TOPAR8)
  • Post Transabdominal Hysterectomy
Drug: a single-dose of Etoricoxib before induction of anesthesia
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Inclusion Criteria:

  • The ASA I or II patients undergoing elective transabdominal hysterectomy with general anesthesia

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with history of opioid addiction or chronic pain
  • Allergy to other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory, or asthma
  • Concomitant use of tricyclic antidepressants, opioid analgesics, antihistamines, tranquilizers, hypnotics, sedatives, or systemic corticosteroids
  • Those unable to understand the principle of patient-controlled analgesia(PCA) device were excluded from the study
Sexes Eligible for Study: Female
15 Years to 65 Years   (Child, Adult)
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acute pain service
Faculty of Medicine,KhonKaenU
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Khon Kaen University
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Principal Investigator: waraporn chau-in, Asso Prof. Department of Anesthesiology, Faculty of Medicine,KhonKaen University,KhonKaen 40002, Thailand
Khon Kaen University
October 2004

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