Etoricoxib and diclofenac similar for blood loss and GI distress rates after THA
Perioperative blood loss and gastrointestinal tolerability of etoricoxib and diclofenac in total hip arthroplasty (ETO-DIC study): a single-center, prospective, double-blinded randomized controlled trialCurr Med Res Opin. 2016 Jan;32(1):37-47.
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100 patients scheduled for total hip arthroplasty were randomized to receive either etoricoxib or diclofenac sodium (for perioperative analgesic treatment) and evaluated for drug-associated blood loss and incidence of gastrointestinal distress. The purpose of this study was to evaluate if treatment with etoricoxib lead to better outcomes compared to diclofenac. Results of this study demonstrated t...
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