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Ibuprofen, tylenol 3 for kids with extremity injury

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By David Bennett Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon in the United States
Janet H Friday, John T Kanegaye, Ian McCaslin, Amy Zheng, Jim R Harley
OBJECTIVES: This study compared the analgesic effectiveness of acetaminophen-codeine with that of ibuprofen for children with acute traumatic extremity pain, with the hypothesis that the two medications would demonstrate equivalent reduction in pain scores in an emergency department (ED) setting. METHODS: This was a randomized, double-blinded equivalence trial. Pediatric ED patients 5 to 17 years of age with acute traumatic extremity pain received acetaminophen-codeine (1 mg/kg as codeine, maximum 60 mg) or ibuprofen (10 mg/kg, maximum 400 mg)...
August 2009: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
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