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ACE Report #7437
Ace Report Cover Pediatric Orthopaedics

Oral morphine no more effective than ibuprofen for postfracture analgesia in children


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Oral administration of morphine versus ibuprofen to manage postfracture pain in children: a randomized trial

CMAJ. 2014 Dec 9;186(18):1358-63

Contributing Authors: N Poonai G Bhullar K Lin A Papini D Mainprize J Howard J Teefy M Bale C Langford R Lim L Stitt MJ Rieder S Ali

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Synopsis

183 paediatric patients with an extremity fracture not requiring surgery were randomized to analgesia through either oral morphine or ibuprofen. The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether oral morphine was more effective than ibuprofen for pain management over the first 24 hours after administration. Over 70% of children experienced severe enough pain to warrant taking the allocated medicat...

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