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Intravenous acetaminophen

Katherine Plewes, Hugh W F Kingston, Aniruddha Ghose, Thanaporn Wattanakul, Md Mahtab Uddin Hassan, Md Shafiul Haider, Prodip K Dutta, Md Akhterul Islam, Shamsul Alam, Selim Md Jahangir, A S M Zahed, Md Abdus Sattar, M A Hassan Chowdhury, M Trent Herdman, Stije J Leopold, Haruhiko Ishioka, Kim A Piera, Prakaykaew Charunwatthana, Kamolrat Silamut, Tsin W Yeo, Sue J Lee, Mavuto Mukaka, Richard J Maude, Gareth D H Turner, Md Abul Faiz, Joel Tarning, John A Oates, Nicholas M Anstey, Nicholas J White, Nicholas P J Day, Md Amir Hossain, L Jackson Roberts, Arjen M Dondorp
Background: Acute kidney injury independently predicts mortality in falciparum malaria. It is not known whether acetaminophen's capacity to inhibit plasma hemoglobin-mediated oxidation is renoprotective in severe malaria. Methods: A phase 2, open-label, randomized controlled trial at two hospitals in Bangladesh was conducted to assess effects on renal function, safety, pharmacokinetic properties and pharmacodynamic effects of acetaminophen. Febrile patients ( >12 years) with severe and moderately severe falciparum malaria were randomly assigned to receive acetaminophen (1g 6-hourly for 72 hours) or no acetaminophen, as an adjunct to intravenous artesunate...
March 12, 2018: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
Mark Yarema, Puja Chopra, Marco L A Sivilotti, David Johnson, Alberto Nettel-Aguirre, Benoit Bailey, Charlemaigne Victorino, Sophie Gosselin, Roy Purssell, Margaret Thompson, Daniel Spyker, Barry Rumack
The original article has been corrected. Table 4 in PDF version of this article has been corrected since the original publication of the article because the first column of numbers (under the heading "Female") in the original PDF version was typeset poorly.
March 12, 2018: Journal of Medical Toxicology: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Toxicology
Isabel Atencio, Max Beushausen, John J Kowalczyk, Andres Flores-Hidalgo, Nora Fitzgerald, Dale A Baur
PURPOSE: Currently, there is a concern at the national level of the overuse of both prescription and nonprescription opioid use. The purpose of this study was to identify whether the use of the intravenous (IV) formulation of acetaminophen (Ofirmev; Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, Staines-upon-Thames, United Kingdom) is an effective tool in the reduction of postoperative pain, with a secondary goal of reduction of postoperative narcotic use. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 72 patients with previously diagnosed either partial bony or complete bony impacted third molars were selected with care to avoid long-acting local anesthetics or dissociative anesthetic agents...
February 20, 2018: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Skip R Hickman, Kathleen M Mathieson, Lynne M Bradford, Casey D Garman, Richard W Gregg, Douglas W Lukens
PURPOSE: Results of a study comparing pain control outcomes with preoperative oral versus intraoperative i.v. acetaminophen use in adults undergoing total hip or knee arthroplasty are reported. METHODS: A single-center, randomized, placebo-controlled, equivalence trial was conducted. Patients were assigned (1:1) to receive 2 500-mg capsules of acetaminophen before surgery, with an i.v. placebo infusion during surgery (the oral group), or 2 oral placebo capsules followed by an i...
March 15, 2018: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
John W Barrington, Ryan N Hansen, Belinda Lovelace, Elaine A Böing, Morad Chughtai, Jared M Newman, An T Pham, Anton Khlopas, Nipun Sodhi, Assem A Sultan, Michael A Mont
Postoperative pain remains difficult to control after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). While various modalities have been used, they have been associated with several side effects. For example, opioids have many side effects including: sedation, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, constipation, respiratory depression, and can lead to dependency. Recently, intravenous (IV) acetaminophen has been introduced as a method to manage postoperative pain. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to compare the postoperative outcomes of TKA patients who received oral acetaminophen versus IV acetaminophen...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Knee Surgery
Atsushi Hanzawa, Toshiyuki Handa, Yoshihiko Kohkita, Tatsuya Ichinohe, Ken-Ichi Fukuda
We compared the effects of preoperative administration of diclofenac sodium, celecoxib, and acetaminophen on postoperative pain in patients undergoing minor oral surgery under general anesthesia. One hundred twenty-eight patients were randomly divided into 4 groups preoperatively treated with diclofenac sodium 50 mg, celecoxib 400 mg, acetaminophen 1000 mg, or placebo. Postoperative pain was managed using intravenous patient-controlled infusion of fentanyl. Assessments included levels of postoperative pain by using visual analog scale (VAS) scores at 4, 5, and 6 hours after administration of the test drug; consumption of fentanyl up to each time point; and time to first requirement for fentanyl...
2018: Anesthesia Progress
Angela L Chiew, Christian Gluud, Jesper Brok, Nick A Buckley
BACKGROUND: Paracetamol (acetaminophen) is the most widely used non-prescription analgesic in the world. Paracetamol is commonly taken in overdose either deliberately or unintentionally. In high-income countries, paracetamol toxicity is a common cause of acute liver injury. There are various interventions to treat paracetamol poisoning, depending on the clinical status of the person. These interventions include inhibiting the absorption of paracetamol from the gastrointestinal tract (decontamination), removal of paracetamol from the vascular system, and antidotes to prevent the formation of, or to detoxify, metabolites...
February 23, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Chandrakanth Boddu, Ashley Genza, Peter D McCann
BACKGROUND: We report our experience with a bridging multimodal pain management program that provides comprehensive 48-hour pain control in patients undergoing total shoulder replacement (TSR). METHODS: The study included all patients undergoing unilateral TSR by 1 surgeon between May 2015 and April 2017. There were 62 patients (23 men, 39 women) with an average age of 68 years (range 38-92 years). Of these, 31 underwent standard nonconstrained TSR and 31 underwent reverse TSR...
February 7, 2018: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Mark Yarema, Puja Chopra, Marco L A Sivilotti, David Johnson, Alberto Nettel-Aguirre, Benoit Bailey, Charlemaigne Victorino, Sophie Gosselin, Roy Purssell, Margaret Thompson, Daniel Spyker, Barry Rumack
BACKGROUND: Anaphylactoid reactions to intravenous (IV) N-acetylcysteine (NAC) are well-recognized adverse events during treatment for acetaminophen (APAP) poisoning. Uncertainty exists regarding their incidence, severity, risk factors, and management. We sought to determine the incidence, risk factors, and treatment of anaphylactoid reactions to IV NAC in a large, national cohort of patients admitted to hospital for acetaminophen overdose. METHODS: This retrospective medical record review included all patients initiated on the 21-h IV NAC protocol for acetaminophen poisoning in 34 Canadian hospitals between February 1980 and November 2005...
February 8, 2018: Journal of Medical Toxicology: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Toxicology
Lixin Sun, Xiaopei Zhu, Jianhong Zou, Yongchun Li, Wei Han
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy between intravenous and oral acetaminophen as adjunct to multimodal analgesia regimens for pain management after total knee and hip arthroplasties. METHODS: We conduct electronic searches of Medline (1966-2017.09), PubMed (1966-2017.09), Embase (1980-2017.09), ScienceDirect (1985-2017.09), and the Cochrane Library. Only randomized controlled trials (RCTs) are included. The quality assessment is performed according to the Cochrane systematic review method...
February 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Steven G Schauer, Allyson A Arana, Jason F Naylor, Guyon J Hill, Michael D April
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have evaluated prehospital analgesia during combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, but were limited to the adult population. However, a significant portion of the casualties of those conflicts were children. We describe the prehospital analgesia administered to wartime pediatric trauma patients. METHODS: We queried the Department of Defense Trauma Registry (DODTR) for all pediatric patients (<18 years of age) admitted to United States and Coalition fixed-facility hospitals in Iraq and Afghanistan from January 2007 to January 2016...
February 7, 2018: Prehospital Emergency Care
Brit J Long, Alex Koyfman
BACKGROUND: Headache is a common complaint managed in the emergency department (ED), with emergency physicians focusing on evaluation for life-threatening conditions while treating pain and nausea. OBJECTIVE: This review evaluates the treatment of benign, primary headaches in the ED, with recommendations provided based on the literature. DISCUSSION: Headaches are a major cause of disability in the United States and a common condition managed in the ED...
January 27, 2018: Journal of Emergency Medicine
Vidya Chidambaran, Rajeev Subramanyam, Lili Ding, Senthilkumar Sadhasivam, Kristie Geisler, Bobbie Stubbeman, Peter Sturm, Viral Jain, Mark H Eckman
BACKGROUND: Enhanced recovery after surgery protocols increasingly use multimodal analgesia after major surgeries with intravenous acetaminophen and ketorolac, despite no documented cost-effectiveness of these strategies. AIMS: The goal of this prospective cohort study was to model cost-effectiveness of adding acetaminophen or acetaminophen + ketorolac to opioids for postoperative outcomes in children having scoliosis surgery. METHODS: Of 106 postsurgical children, 36 received only opioids, 26 received intravenous acetaminophen, and 44 received acetaminophen + ketorolac as analgesia adjuncts...
January 29, 2018: Paediatric Anaesthesia
Bruna R B Gomes, Marina Firmino, Jardeson S Jorge, Maria L O Ferreira, Thays M Rodovalho, Simone N Weis, Gloria E P Souza, Paulo C Morais, Marcelo V Sousa, Paulo E N Souza, Fabiane H Veiga-Souza
Fever is a regulated increase in body temperature and a component of the acute-phase response, triggered mainly after the invasion of pathogens in the body. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are generated during the physiological and pathological processes, and can act as both signaling molecules as well as promoters of oxidative stress. Male Wistar rats, pretreated with oral doses of acetaminophen, celecoxib, dipyrone, or ibuprofen 30 min before an intravenous lipopolysaccharide (LPS) or sterile saline injection, showed a reduced febrile response in all animals tested...
January 8, 2018: Free Radical Research
Klaus Wening, Sebastian Schwier, Hans-J Stahlberg, Eric Galia
OBJECTIVE: Hot-melt extrusion (HME) technology has been used for manufacturing extended-release abuse-deterrent formulations (ADFs) of opioid-type analgesics with improved tamper-resistant properties. Our objective was to describe application of this technology to immediate-release (IR) ADFs. DESIGN: For development of a sample IR ADF (hydrocodone 10 mg/acetaminophen 325 mg) based on HME, feasibility studies were performed using different excipients. The formulation selected for further development was evaluated via in vitro test battery...
November 2017: Journal of Opioid Management
Caitlyn M Luecke, Caren J Liviskie, Brandy N Zeller, Zachary A Vesoulis, Christopher McPherson
OBJECTIVE: Although non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are the current standard therapy for the treatment of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA), many neonates have contraindications to receiving or may fail NSAID therapy. To avoid surgical ligation, these patients may benefit from an alternative therapy. The objective of this research is to report the efficacy and safety of acetaminophen for the treatment of PDA in a cohort of premature neonates. METHODS: Demographics and clinical course were retrospectively evaluated for all neonates admitted during the study period who received acetaminophen for the treatment of PDA...
November 2017: Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics: JPPT: the Official Journal of PPAG
Craig V Towers, Sarah Shelton, Jaclyn van Nes, Emily Gregory, Emily Liske, Arion Smalley, Edward Mobley, Barbara Faircloth, Kim B Fortner
BACKGROUND: The United States currently has an opioid use disorder epidemic and research evaluating ways to minimize the use of opioids post-surgery are needed. One of these options is intravenous (IV) acetaminophen. If the use of preoperative IV acetaminophen was found to be effective for cesarean delivery, this would be beneficial for both the mother and breastfeeding neonate. OBJECTIVE: The primary study objective was to see if maternal opioid use was significantly less in the postoperative period for the study group that received 1 gram of IV acetaminophen preoperatively compared with a control group that received placebo...
December 21, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yung-Chu Hsu, Kao-Chang Lin, Treatment Guideline Subcommittee Of Taiwan Headache Society Taiwan Headache Society
In 2015, the American Headache Society (AHS) amended the treatment guideline of acute migraine based on evidence-based medicine (EBM) that all triptans in any form of preparations, acetaminophen, and non-steroid anti-inflammation drugs-NSAID (aspirin, diclofenac, ibuprofen, naproxen), sumatriptan/naproxen, combined acetaminophen/aspirin/caffeine are considered effective (Level A). Previously effective drugs as prochlorperazine, and dihydroergotamine-DHE (excluded inhaled form) were downrated to probable effective (Level B)...
June 15, 2017: Acta Neurologica Taiwanica
Yu Ohkura, Junichi Shindoh, Masaki Ueno, Toshiro Iizuka, Shusuke Haruta, Harushi Udagawa
PURPOSES: To investigate the efficacy of postoperative scheduled intravenous acetaminophen to reduce the opioid use and enhance the recovery after esophagectomy. METHODS: A propensity score-matched population was created using the 93 and 69 consecutive patients who underwent esophagectomy for esophageal cancer before and after the introduction of postoperative scheduled intravenous acetaminophen, and the short-term clinical outcomes were compared. RESULTS: Significant defervescence was demonstrated in the Acetaminophen group (A-group) compared with control group (C-group) during the perioperative period (p < 0...
December 12, 2017: Surgery Today
Robert B Raffa, Jayne Pawasauskas, Joseph V Pergolizzi, Luke Lu, Yin Chen, Sutan Wu, Brant Jarrett, Randi Fain, Lawrence Hill, Krishna Devarakonda
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Several features favor paracetamol (acetaminophen) administration by the intravenous rather than the oral route in the postoperative setting. This study compared the pharmacokinetics and bioavailability of oral and intravenous paracetamol when given with or without an opioid, morphine. METHODS: In this randomized, single-blind, parallel, repeat-dose study in healthy adults, subjects received four repeat doses of oral or intravenous 1000 mg paracetamol at 6-h intervals, and morphine infusions (0...
March 2018: Clinical Drug Investigation
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