oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - VIOXX(R) relieved pain and improved clinical outcomes in patients undergoing total knee replacement surgery, new study showed : product news

Volume 10, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 2220-1181
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1173



Extracted from text ... PRODUCT NEWS 23 VIOXX(r) Relieved Pain and Improved Clinical Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Total Knee Replacement Surgery, New Study Showed Study Published in JAMA Demonstrated that Patients Receiving VIOXX Before and After Surgery Used Opioids Less Frequently The study was an investigator-initiated research study conducted at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, and supported by a medical school grant from Merck, Sharpe & Dohme. VIOXX reduced the need for opioids after surgery Immediately following surgery, patients were able to control the level of epidural analgesic medicine that they received. Pain was judged on the visual analog scale (VAS), ..

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