IV Titrated Morphine vs Hydrocodone/Acetaminophen for pain relief of lower extremity fractures in ED
Intravenous morphine titration vs. oral hydrocodone/acetaminophen for adults with lower extremity displaced fracture in an emergency department setting: A randomized controlled trialExp Ther Med. 2018 Oct;16(4):3674-3679.
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166 patients, between 18-65 years old and presenting with displaced lower extremity fractures, were randomized to receive either hydrocodone/acetaminophen or titrated IV morphine for the treatment of pain upon entering the emergency department. Outcomes measured include pain (measured by Visual Analog Scale; VAS) following treatment, pain (VAS) before and during skeletal traction, and the incidenc...
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