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Prophylactic Use of Acetaminophen to Prevent Fever After Drainage Tubes for Lumbar Surgery

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April 2023

Prophylactic Use of Acetaminophen to Prevent Fever After Drainage Tubes for Lumbar Surgery

Vol: 303| Issue: 4| Number:20| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

A Randomized Study on the Prophylactic Use of Acetaminophen to Prevent Fever after the Removal of Drainage Tubes for Lumbar Surgery.

Orthop Surg. 2023 Feb;15(2): 440-447.

Contributing Authors:
K Ye Y Li Y Xing K Liu F Zhou Y Tian Y Zhang

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Synopsis

190 patients with lumbar spinal disease undergoing lumbar surgery were randomized to receive prophylactic acetaminophen (n=91) or no treatment (n=92) for the prevention of fever after drainage tube removal. Demographic characteristics and surgical outcomes were compared between the two groups, as well as the incidence of fever. Prophylactic acetaminophen significantly reduced the incidence of feve...

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