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ACE Report #11783
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No analgesic benefit of nefopam in treatment of patients undergoing arthroscopic rotator cuff repair

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Analgesic Effect of Low Dose Nefopam Hydrochloride after Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair: A Randomized Controlled Trial

J Clin Med. 2019 Apr 24;8(4). pii: E553. doi: 10.3390/jcm8040553

Contributing Authors: YS Kim HJ Park MS Lee HJ Koh YJ Lee J Joo W Yoo

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180 patients scheduled for arthroscopic rotator cuff repair were randomized either receive or not receive supplemental nefopam for analgesia. Half of the patients in either group also received an interscalene block. Patients were assessed primarily for pain severity immediately after surgery, and at 30 minutes, 12 hours, 24 hours, and 48 hours after surgery. Overall, no significant differences bet...

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